Survey data regarding perceived air quality in Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Africa, United States before and during Covid-19 restrictions
Barbieri, Diego Maria; Lou, Baowen; Passavanti, Marco; Hui, Cang; Lessa, Daniela Antunes; Maharaj, Brij; Banerjee, Arunabha; Wang, Fusong; Chang, Kevin; Naik, Bhaven; Yu, Lei; Liu, Zhuangzhuang; Sikka, Gaurav; Tucker, Andrew; Foroutan Mirhosseini, Ali; Naseri, Sahra; Qiao, Yaning; Gupta, Akshay; Abbas, Montasir; Fang, Kevin; Ghasemi, Navid; Peprah, Prince; Goswami, Shubham; Hessami, Amir; Agarwal, Nithin; Lam, Louisa; Adomako, Solomon
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Original versionData in Brief. 2020, 32 . 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106169
The dataset deals with the air quality perceived by citizens before and during the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in ten countries around the world: Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Africa and the United States. An online survey conveniently translated into Chinese, English, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese collected information regarding the perceived quality of air pollution according to a Likert scale. The questionnaire was distributed between 11-05-2020 and 31-05-2020 and 9 394 respondents took part. Both the survey and the dataset (stored in a Microsoft Excel Worksheet) are available in a public repository. The collected data offer the people's subjective perspectives related to the objective improvement in air quality occurred during the COVID-19 restrictions. Furthermore, the dataset can be used for research studies involving the reduction in air pollution as experienced, to a different extent, by populations of all the ten countries.