San Jose Spotlight-
A new poll shows that Californians support public health officials’ efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but believe that the virus disproportionately affects people of color and that the worst is still ahead.
Released on Thursday and sponsored by The California Endowment, a nonprofit health organization, the poll surveyed 1,240 California voters to gauge their views on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and on potential policies.
This poll builds on a survey The California Endowment had previously sponsored, asking a similar set of questions of those belonging to vulnerable demographics, including people of color, Spanish speakers and those who have household incomes of $50,000 or less.
In contrast to the poll of vulnerable residents, 80% of California voters called the “economic impacts of coronavirus” an extremely serious or very serious problem, followed by homelessness and the cost of housing and health care. But vulnerable residents placed homelessness first, followed by the coronavirus and the economy.