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Survey of 1,099 Interviews - Virginia Statewide Survey
COVID-19 Survey 2020

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Symbols:
* Indicates respondents less than 1%
- Indicates no respondents in the category

Q2. Overall, do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way each of the following people is handling the coronavirus outbreak?

  Strongly/ Somewhat Approve NET Strongly Approve Somewhat Approve Neither Approve/ Disapprove Somewhat/ Strongly Disapprove NET Somewhat Disaaprove Strongly Disapprove Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Governor Ralph Northam 54 22 32 17 28 13 16 * 1
President Donald Trump 19 11 8 6 73 8 65 * 2
N=1,099

Q3. Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of how each of the following is handling the coronavirus outbreak?

  Strongly/ Somewhat Approve NET Strongly Approve Somewhat Approve Neither Approve/ Disapprove Somewhat/ Strongly Disapprove NET Somewhat Disaaprove Strongly Disapprove Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Your state government 54 18 37 14 30 15 15 - 2
Your city or local govt. 52 15 36 21 26 15 11 * 1
The federal government 24 7 17 14 60 19 42 - 2
N=1,099

Q3A. Your State Government - Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of how each of the following is handling the coronavirus outbreak? (By Party Identification)

  Strongly/ Somewhat Approve NET Strongly Approve Somewhat Approve Neither Approve/ Disapprove Somewhat/ Strongly Disapprove NET Somewhat Disaaprove Strongly Disapprove Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Democrats 72 26 46 10 16 9 7 - -
Independents 35 9 25 18 46 21 25 - 3
Republicans 40 9 31 17 42 22 20 - -
N=1,099

Q3C. Your Federal Government - Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of how each of the following is handling the coronavirus outbreak? (By Party Identification)

  Strongly/ Somewhat Approve NET Strongly Approve Somewhat Approve Neither Approve/ Disapprove Somewhat/ Strongly Disapprove NET Somewhat Disaaprove Strongly Disapprove Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Democrats 11 3 9 9 78 18 60 - -
Independents 20 10 10 19 59 23 36 - 3
Republicans 51 13 38 20 28 17 11 - -
N=1,099

Q4. In the next year, do you think the Virginia economy will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?

  Top NET Much Better Somewhat Better About The same Bottom NET Somewhat Worse Much worse Dont Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
The Virginia economy will: 28 4 24 26 45 29 16 * *
N=1,099

Q5. In dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, do you think Governor Ralph Northam issued the stay at home order too early, too late, or at about the right time?

  Too early Too late At about the right time Don't Know Skipped/Refuse to Answer
Stay at home order was issued: 9 30 59 * 1
N=1,099

Q6. When the coronavirus first started spreading in the U.S., how prepared do you think hospitals in Virginia were to deal with the coronavirus outbreak?

  Top Net Extremely Prepared Very Prepared Somewhat prepared Bottom Net Not very Prepared Not at all Prepared Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Hospitals in Virginia 16 4 13 35 47 26 21 * 1
N=1,099

Q7. Based on Virginia’s plans for reopening, how prepared do you think Virginia’s hospitals are now?

  Top Net Extremely Prepared Very Prepared Somewhat prepared Bottom Net Not very Prepared Not at all Prepared Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Preparation of Virginia Hospitals Now 34 8 26 42 22 15 7 * 2
N=1,099

Q8. How much are you watching, reading, or talking about Coronavirus/COVID-19?

  Top Net Never Rarely Occasionally Bottom Net Often Most of the time Don't Know Skip/Ref to Answer
Watching, Reading, Talking COVID19: 10 4 6 21 69 45 24 - *
N=1,099

Q9. Regarding the release of health statistics about the coronavirus outbreak, do you think the Virginia state government has been too open and transparent, not open and transparent enough, or has it been about the right amount?

  Too open and transparent Not open and transparent enough About the right amount Don't Know Skip/Refuse To Answer
Release of COVID-19 health stats 8 39 51 * 2
N=1,099

Q10. When it comes to the restrictions that are in place in Virginia in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, how frequently do you follow the restrictions?

  Top Net Always Often Sometimes Bottom Net Rarely Never Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Restrictions In Virginia 81 59 22 12 7 3 4 * *
N=1,099

Q11. Which of the following measures, if any, are you taking in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus?

  Yes
Avoiding gatherings of 50 people or more 80
Avoiding other people as much as possible 69
Wearing a mask when leaving home 80
Staying home except for essential errands 61
Stocking up on extra food or water 40
Avoiding some or all restaurants 65
Canceling or postponing pleasure, social or recreational activities 64
Avoiding public or crowded places 74
Keeping six feet distance from those outside my household 74
Canceling or postponing dentist or other appointment 38
Canceling outside housekeepers or caregivers 27
Other 11
None of the above 5
Don’t Know -
Skipped on Web *
Refused -
N= 1,099  

Q12. How has the coronavirus outbreak impacted your personal financial situation?

  Top Net Hurt A lot Hurt some Neither hurt nor helped Bottom Net Helped some Helped a lot Don't Know Skip/Refuse to Answer
Impact on personal finances 40 15 25 45 15 12 3 - -
N=1,099

Q13. Which of the following describes your current employment status?

  Percentage
Working – as a paid employee 48
Working – self-employed 6
Not working – on furlough 3
Not working – on temporary layoff from a job 3
Not working – looking for work 8
Not working – retired 19
Not working – disabled 5
Not working – other 7
Don’t Know -
Skipped/Refused *
N=1,099  

Q14. Which of the following best describes your current work situation?

  Percentage
I worked from home before the coronavirus outbreak and continue to work from home 13
I am now working from home instead of my regular workplace because of the coronavirus 39
I am still working at my regular workplace outside the home 48
Don't Know -
Skipped/Refused *
N=628

Q15. Are you considered an essential worker?

  Yes No Don’t Know Skip/Refused
Essential Worker? 57 43 - 1
N=628

Q16. Have you or has someone in your household experienced each of the following because of the coronavirus outbreak, or not?

  Yes No Don’t Know Skip/Refused
Been laid off 20 78 - 2
Been scheduled for fewer hours 27 69 - 4
Taken unpaid time off 17 78 - 4
Had your wages or salary reduced 23 74 - 3
Filed for unemployment 21 75 - 3
N=1,099

Q17. Have you or has a close friend or relative been diagnosed with the coronavirus by a health care provider, or not?

  Yes No Don’t Know Skip/Refused
Diagnosed with coronavirus? 23 77 * *
N=1,099

Demographics

Party ID

  • PID1. Do you consider yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent or none of these?
  • If Democrat:
    PIDA. Do you consider yourself a strong or moderate Democrat?
  • If Republican:
    PIDB. Do you consider yourself a strong or moderate Republican?
  • If independent, none of these, don’t know, skipped, or refused:
    PIDI. Do you lean more toward the Democrats or the Republicans?

The table below combines PID1, PIDA, PIDB, PIDI.

Party ID Percentage
Top Net 49
Strong Democrat 22
Moderate Democrat 14
Lean Democrat 13
Independent 24
Bottom Net 27
Lean Republican 10
Moderate Republican 8
Strong Republican 8
Don't Know -
Skip/Refused -
N=1,093

GENDER. Are you male or female?

  Percentage
Male 48
Female 51
Don't Know -
Skipped/Refused *
N=1,099

RACE. Race/Ethnicity

  Percentage
White, non-Hispanic 63
African-America, non-Hispanic 18
Hispanic 8
Other, non-Hispanic 9
Don't Know *
Skipped/Refused 1
N=1,099

HHINCOME. What was your total HOUSEHOLD income in 2019?

  Percentage
Under $10,000 10
$10,000 to under $20,000 8
$20,000 to under $30,000 7
$30, 000 to under $40,000 8
$40, 000 to under $50,000 9
$50, 000 to under $75,000 14
$75, 000 to under $100,000 13
$100, 000 to under $150,000 15
$150, 000 or more 13
Don't Know *
Skipped/Refused 2
N=1,099

EDUC4. Which best describes your level of education?

  Percentage
Less than a high school diploma 3
High school diploma or GED 31
Some college 28
Bachelor's degree or greater 37
Don't Know -
Skipped/Refused *
N=1,099

AGE7. Respondent age

  Percentage
18 to 24 12
25 to 34 19
35 to 44 17
45 to 54 15
55 to 64 18
65 to 74 14
75+ 5
Don't Know -
Skipped/Refused -
N=1,099

GEO. Geographic region

  Percentage
Hampton Roads 21
NOVA 37
RVA 21
West 22
N=1,099

Symbols:
* Indicates respondents less than 1%
- Indicates no respondents in the category