Monday, April 6, 2020

Siena research poll reveals the good, bad and ugly of social distancing

coronavirusEighty-seven percent of New Yorkers say that the coronavirus crisis is having either a somewhat or very significant impact on their daily life, according to a new statewide survey of consumers released today by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI).

Fourteen percent of New Yorkers say that they are under mandatory quarantine, 42 percent are self-quarantining, 39 percent are practicing social distancing while only 4 percent are going about life as usual. Seventy-seven percent are either somewhat (32 percent) or very concerned (45 percent) that the coronavirus and its impacts will cause them serious financial problems.

Among top findings:

  • Coronavirus Crisis Changing Life in NY; 95% either Quarantining or Practicing Social Distancing; Only 4% Going about Life as Usual
  • Over 75% Concerned about Serious Financial Problems; 51% Worried about Monthly Bills; Nearly Half of NY’ers under 50 Worry about being Laid off
  • 82% Worried about their Health; 68% say Anxiety Level Up; 62% ‘Starting to Feel Like This will Never End’
  • Silver lining: 75% Appreciate Time with Family & Enjoying Small Things

Click here for the full report:

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2 Responses

  1. Tim-Brunswick says:

    Unbelievable…now we have a Sienna Poll on “Social Distancing”…what’s next a poll on the “benefits and drawbacks to polls”…………

    Could it be these folks at Sienna are just plain bored…………seriously!!

    • Dana says:

      Well, it is a “Research Institute”. Seems pertinent, since this is something new to most of us. I even think it would be good to repeat it 6 months from now.

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