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Arizona residents identify their top coronavirus concerns in polling data

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PHOENIX — In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, polling data collected from 1,000 Arizonans indicates the primary concerns of residents are related to the economy.

Arizonans in the general population were surveyed by Phoenix-based research firm OH Predictive Insights from March 26 to March 31 about their opinions on the coronavirus health crisis.

According to the data, 87% of residents consider the economic perspective to be the most concerning aspect of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The second most concerning was considered to be the health perspective (79%), followed by public safety (78%).

More than nine out of 10 surveyed reported they were avoiding public gatherings and utilizing hand sanitizing in light of the outbreak.

Of those polled, 81% also said they had canceled vacation travel.

Two out of three residents also believed the coronavirus pandemic would become worse in April.

The conclusion of OH Predictive Insights polling of Arizona residents coincided with the implementation of Gov. Doug Ducey’s statewide stay-at-home order.

The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” executive order went into effect on March 31 at 5 p.m. and will remain in place until at least April 30.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

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