Moore Research Releases Results of Third Round COVID-19 Survey


ERIE – Moore Research today released the results of the third community survey conducted with Erie County residents regarding COVID-19. The survey gathered 859 Erieites’ opinions on how the community has been handling the COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months. Moore Research launched previous surveys in April and June of 2020. Data was gathered for this third round at the end of the year and helps to understand shifts in opinions and feelings as we enter a new year with this pandemic.

The survey was open to Erie County residents over the age of 18 and made available to take between December 15, 2020 and January 5, 2021.

To view the results online, please click here.

Moore Research’s Senior Research Analyst Lisa Rodgers said, “Two things were most notable about this third round of data. First, there was an overwhelming sense of defeat and sadness among the emotions people reported. It is regrettably clear that our community is increasingly depressed given the current state of our nation. Second are the conflicting opinions people have towards the vaccine. Seventy-one percent feel the vaccine is safe, but only 50 percent consider themselves “extremely” or “very” likely to get vaccinated. In fact, of those who feel it is safe, 29 percent are comparatively unlikely to get vaccinated. So, it seems health and safety are not the only factors in this decision. And for now, the remaining factors are unclear.”

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