Virginians are concerned they or a loved one will contract coronavirus, less pleased with government response, new Roanoke College Poll says


SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — A new Roanoke College Poll shows Virginians are worried about contracting the coronavirus or someone they love contracting COVID-19.

Four-in-10 Virginians say they know someone who has had the virus and 71% say they are concerned about coming down with coronavirus.

As for government response, 58% of respondents say the federal government’s response did not go far enough. Forty-nine percent say the federal government will spend too little to boost the economy while 38% say the government will spend too much.

The same poll asked people if they always wear a mask and their political affiliation. Of Democrats, 94% said they are more likely to wear a mask indoors while only 69% of Republicans said the same.

A total of 659 Virginia residents participated in the telephone interviews, which were conducted in English and Spanish. You can view all questions below or at this link.

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