The World Bank conducted a needs and perceptions online survey targeting the most affected areas. The survey, deployed from August 13 to 20, captured thousands of citizens’ perspectives about the explosion’s impact, their resulting needs, and their experiences with and expectations for assistance and reconstruction. The survey consisted of 29 questions, including questions to identify respondent demographics (age, gender, education, location, and level of income); measuring how the August 4 explosions impacted respondents and their families; and assessing their needs, perceptions towards the fairness of aid delivery, and trust in institutional actors that may be involved in reconstruction efforts.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
v01, edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution
The survey covered the following topics:
- Socioeconomic information
- Trust measures
- Future Outlook
- Impact of explosion
Residents of Beirut and areas within a seven mile radius as targeted by geolocated Facebook ads.
Producers and sponsors
The Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD)
The World Bank Group
The sampling frame included all internet users in Beirut and surrounding areas who were able to be targeted by Facebook ad. The ad reached approximately two million such users.
The design of the post-stratification calibration weight seeks to provide estimates that lie within the boundaries of known population values of characteristics consisting of sex, age, area of residence (zone), household size, number of rooms, and educational attainment. It relies on a two-step approach including computation of a design weight and a calibration weight.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Web based survey
The use of this dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the identification of the Primary Investigator (including country name)
- the full title of the survey and its acronym (when available), and the year(s) of implementation
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download (for datasets disseminated online)
The World Bank. Beirut Perception Survey, Ref. LBN_2020_BPS-W1_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
Development Data Group
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (2020)