This survey is being sent by Abbey Research on behalf of the Community Research Institute and Charleston Southern University School of Business. Your answers are confidential and you can exit the survey at any time. If you have any questions regarding the research, please contact Dr. Kristen Donnelly at kdonnelly@abbey-research.com

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. Please select the answer that best describes your role within your company:

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* 5. Which of the following best describes your company’s number of employees at the end of 2019?

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* 6. What was your company’s total estimated revenue in 2019?

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* 7. To what extent do you worry about providing financial support for your employees? Please select the answer that best describes your feelings.

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* 8. To what extent do you worry about providing emotional support for your employees? Please select the answer that best describes your feelings.

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* 9. To what extent do you worry about employee retention as a result of the pandemic? Please select the answer that best describes your feelings.

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* 10. To what extent do you worry about the long-term economic impact of the pandemic? Please select the answer that best describes your feelings.

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* 11. How long do you think it will take businesses/society to return to ‘normal’ starting from May 1st?

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* 12. Please select the actions you had to take as a result of the impact of the pandemic on your business. (Select all that apply)

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* 13. Where did you seek or apply for financial assistance? Please select all that apply.

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* 14. If you applied for financial assistance through the CARES Act, were you able to obtain a loan?

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* 15. If you did not receive money from the first Federal disbursement, are you planning to apply with the second disbursement?

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* 16. For Questions 16-21, please select the answer that best describes your experiences or feelings.

My financial institution supported the process of my application for CARES Act money.

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* 17. My financial institution communicated clearly with me about the process and had the appropriate paperwork readily available.

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* 18. I feel supported by my local business community or Chamber of Commerce.

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* 19. I worry about whether my business will survive the economic downturn which results from the pandemic.

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* 20. I have made accommodations to our business operations to follow the new public health guidelines for my city, state, etc.

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* 21. I feel our accommodations with the new public health guidelines have been successful.

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* 22. Which group do you feel has had the most effective response to the pandemic? Please rank your answers from most to least effective (1 for most effective, 4 for least effective)

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* 23. Do you feel you have enough resources to effectively respond to this crisis?

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* 24. What resources have you received that have been helpful for preparing your response? Please list those resources below:

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* 25. We would like to conduct brief interviews with respondents to gain a better understanding of their specific experiences during this crisis.

If you would be willing to participate in these interviews, please leave your name and email address below and you will be contacted by the survey managers.

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