COVID-19 concerns grow among Tennesseans as pandemic lingers on
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Tennesseans are increasingly worried about the impact coronavirus is having on their lives as the pandemic wears on.
Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville have been asking state residents the same set of questions every month since May.
Question after question shows a slow but steady rise in concern over the period.
When asked in May if they were worried about losing their jobs, 36 percent of respondents said they were very or extremely concerned. By July that number had grown to 40 percent.
In May, 57 percent said they were very or extremely worried about their family’s health. By July that number had risen to 63 percent.
Here are other questions that drew rising “very” or “extremely” concerned responses:
- How concerned are you that you will contract COVID-19? Up from 37 percent in May to 44 percent in July.
- How concerned are you that someone you know will contract COVID-19? Up from 46 percent to 51 percent.
- How concerned are you about your own health? Up from 44 percent to 52 percent.
- How concerned are you about your financial situation? Up from 42 percent to 46 percent.
You can review the complete survey here.