Denver, Colorado 2021-02-26 07:00:06 –
COVID-19 died Approximately 1 in 1,000 ColoradoRepublicans aren’t too worried about the infection and aren’t interested in getting vaccinated, according to a new study.
The survey of 769 people was conducted online in mid-February by Magellan Strategies, a conservative polling firm based in Boulder County. There was an overall margin of error of 3.5%.
When asked, “How worried are you or someone in your family getting infected with the coronavirus?” 32% of Republicans said they were “very” or “somewhat” concerned, compared to 89% of Democrats. When asked if they were planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine, 29% of Republicans answered “yes”, compared to 88% of Democrats.
David Flaherty, CEO of Magellan Strategies, said the results show that these public health issues are “a political statement.”
Colorado and beyond public health officials are desperate to convince people that vaccines are safe and that the only clear way to get out of the pandemic is broad support. Nine percent of respondents said they had not yet decided if they would be okay with vaccination.
The poll asked respondents to explain why they did not want vaccination. (As a result of the survey, we did not know the specific place of origin or the age of the respondents.)
“I think this vaccine is unreliable and very likely to cause permanent damage to my body,” said a suburban Republican baby boomer.
“I trust my healthy lifestyle decisions, vitamins, and immune system to do what I need to prosper,” said a suburban Republican millennial. I did.
For Democrats and Republicans, the pandemic was urgent overall. Democrats say more efficient vaccine deployment is more important than any other policy issue in the state, and Republicans say “work and economy,” “opening,” “school and education,” rather than vaccine distribution. Prioritized “mask policy”. ..
Respondents also mentioned the fight against mental health in a pandemic. Ninety-two percent of Democratic women said pandemic-related stress had a negative impact on their mental health. Overall, 74% of women gave the same answer, compared to 57% of men.
The survey found strong confidence in government leadership in the pandemic, with local, county, state, and federal COVID-19 strategies approved between 51% and 56%. Democratic Governor Jared Polis, who has consistently been acclaimed throughout the pandemic, had an approval rate of 56%, slightly higher than President Joe Biden.
The company frequently surveys paid customers, but the survey is internal and not paid by anyone, Fraherty said.
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