The impacts of the BP Oil Spill on individuals, businesses, and communities will take a long time to become fully realized. Recent survey research helps to document the broad scope and scale of these impacts. Understanding what people are going through will be vital for targeting assistance efforts to mitigate the negative economic and social impacts. This information should also be helpful as lawsuits are launched against BP and other companies. The stories collected here point to the kinds of questions that need to be answered through careful social science research.
Click below to read results from a variety of surveys.