Publication type: Research data
Title: SARS-CoV-2 contact-tracing app survey Switzerland
Authors: Ebert, Nico
Widmer, Michael
et. al: No
DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/F8CUK
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: OSF
Language: English
Subjects: Acceptance; App; Concern; Contact tracing; Covid-19; Pandemic; Proximity tracing; Survey; Switzerland
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
614: Public health and prevention of disease
Abstract: The survey of 1929 adults in Switzerland in the period from 17 - 26 April 2020 suggests that a large majority of the population in any case or probably intends to a) install an app for contact-tracing of SARS-CoV-2, b) report infections in the app and c) comply with the app's request for contact reduction or domestic quarantine. The survey was based on the scenario of an «anonymous» app for voluntary contact-tracing via Bluetooth (e.g. DP-3T), which does not collect location and movement data, but can only register other app users in the vicinity. The main reasons for using the app are a sense of responsibility towards the general public (73% of respondents), the protection of one's own family and friends (67%) and a contribution to reducing deaths among older people and people with pre-existing conditions (50%). The respondents also cite reasons that would speak against using an app for them. 40% are concerned that the state could use the app as an excuse for increased surveillance during or after the pandemic. 39% express the concern that the app does not work (e.g. false alarms). The composition of the respondents corresponds to the structure of the adult Swiss population by age, gender and major regions.
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Enterprise Law (ZUR)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Akzeptanz einer App zur Kontaktnachverfolgung von SARS-CoV-2 in der Schweizer Bevölkerung
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Ebert, N., & Widmer, M. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 contact-tracing app survey Switzerland [Data set]. OSF.
Ebert, N. and Widmer, M. (2021) ‘SARS-CoV-2 contact-tracing app survey Switzerland’. OSF. Available at:
N. Ebert and M. Widmer, “SARS-CoV-2 contact-tracing app survey Switzerland.” OSF, Jun. 28, 2021. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/F8CUK.
EBERT, Nico und Michael WIDMER, 2021. SARS-CoV-2 contact-tracing app survey Switzerland. Data set. 28 Juni 2021. OSF
Ebert, Nico, and Michael Widmer. 2021. “SARS-CoV-2 Contact-Tracing App Survey Switzerland.” Data set. OSF.
Ebert, Nico, and Michael Widmer. SARS-CoV-2 Contact-Tracing App Survey Switzerland. OSF, 28 June 2021,

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