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COVID-19 Freelancer Survey Data: Overall Results

CSA Research surveyed freelance linguists worldwide to see how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them as providers of language services.
These are the overall results from the 1,228 responses received from 100 countries.




How has COVID-19 affected your business as of today?




How much has your income from written-language services changed as of today compared to your typical income from these services prior to the pandemic?
Responses are from linguists who make 5% or more of their annual language services income from providing written-language services such as translation, localization, or transcreation.




What percentage of your income from written language services typically came from the following service types before the COVID-19 pandemic and comes from them currently?
Again, responses are from linguists who make 5% or more of their annual language services income from providing written-language services such as translation, localization, or transcreation.





How has demand for translation services been affected?
Respondents were instructed to answer only for those verticals in which they currently have clients.





How has demand for translation services been affected?
Respondents were instructed to answer only for those verticals in which they currently have clients.

 

 

How much has your income from spoken-language services changed as of today compared to your typical income from these services prior to the pandemic?
Responses are from linguists who make 5% or more of their annual language services income from providing freelance spoken-language services, including in-person and remote interpreting.


 

 

 

What percentage of your freelance interpreting income typically came from the following service types before the COVID-19 pandemic and comes from them currently?
Again, responses are from linguists who make 5% or more of their annual language services income from providing freelance spoken-language services, including in-person and remote interpreting.


 

 

 

How important is it for you to learn new technologies for remote interpreting?

Again, responses are from linguists who make 5% or more of their annual language services income from providing freelance spoken-language services, including in-person and remote interpreting.


 

 

 

How satisfied are you with your government's response to the pandemic?


 

 

 

 

 

How do you compare your government’s response to aiding freelancers versus company employees?




 

 

How long do you expect COVID-19 to directly affect your business?




 




How much do the following issues concern you?


 

 

 

Which kinds of clients have you personally observed making the following changes to payment practices?


 

 

 

 

How likely are you to continue to work as a freelance linguist after the pandemic ends?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?


 

 

 

Thinking about the post-COVID-19 future, how likely do you think these statements will be?