Results from the NORC’s AmeriSpeak Stigma Survey 2 on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Prior Justice System Involvement and History of Opioid Use (April 2020)

This presentation contains results from the MAARC’s second AmeriSpeak Brief Stigma Survey (JCOIN 026) done in April – May 2020. The presentation summarizes the general adult population’s approach to following COVID-19 public health preventative behavior and guidelines, with a focus on how those with a history of non-medical opioids use and history of criminal justice involvement may differ in their prevention behavior than the rest of the general public. The survey covers a series of COVID-19 items and NORC’s Opioids Policy Scale, Social Stigma Scale and Personal Experience with Opioids and Criminal Justice items.

Study results (PDF)

Study Team

This study was developed by Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., Phoebe Lamuda, Elizabeth Flanagan, and Beth Watts, Ph.D. at the NORC at the University of Chicago as part of the Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC).

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, which supports a wide range of programs to develop new or improved prevention and treatment strategies for opioid addiction.


This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the NIH HEAL Initiative under award number U2CDA050098. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH, the NIH HEAL Initiative, or the participating sites.

Recommended Citation

NORC (April 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and prior justice system involvement and history of opioid use and JCOIN core items: An AmeriSpeak JCOIN Omnibus General Population Survey 2. Chicago, IL: NORC