Coronavirus Survey Results

Real Coloradans. Real Experiences. Real Results.

Healthier Colorado and The Colorado Health Foundation launched a statewide survey to measure and understand the concerns, needs, experiences, and attitudes of Coloradans on the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented time for Colorado and the world. Timely information on how the outbreak is impacting Coloradans is crucial, especially as federal, state and local leaders in every sector consider how to protect the public’s health and support a full recovery.

We are all experiencing this health crisis together. The sacrifices Coloradans across the state are making to keep people safe and healthy are stunning. The survey results will help us better understand how different communities are reacting to the pandemic and how the coronavirus has impacted their emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing so we can promote policies that support all Coloradans.

For a comprehensive list of resources, visit the COVID-19 Resource Page.

Key Findings

  • A majority of Coloradans support staying at home over reopening the economy;
  • Young Coloradans and those living on low-incomes share greater burden of pandemic impact;
  • Coloradans have high confidence in the response of local and state government; and
  • Coloradans are both hopeful that the future will be better, but fear the worst has yet to come.
  • A majority of Coloradans say the stress and worry from the coronavirus outbreak has impacted their mental health;
  • More Coloradans are worried about paying for necessities of daily living like housing, food, utilities and prescription drugs;
  • Coloradans overwhelmingly feel the government should do more to make health care more affordable, support individuals who cannot afford food and housing, and provide paid sick and family leave; and
  • Most people feel there are significant changes ahead to the way we live, socialize and work, even after the coronavirus outbreak is under control.

Details of the poll:

  • The survey sampled the adult resident population of Colorado based on the 2019 US Census (age 18 or older);
  • The poll interviewed 1,000 Coloradans with an over sample (100) of African American adults;
  • The overall margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent; and
  • The focus of the survey is to measure and understand the concerns, needs, experiences, and attitudes of Coloradans in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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