By Dorian Frampton, Editor
CincyTech released several surveys this year asking Americans several questions regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on their daily lives. They released three surveys over the course of late March to late April, as well as released two surveys specific to Ohio over the course of April.
One of the primary questions we will be analyzing is how worried that person was, on a scale of 1 to 10, of catching the Coronavirus disease. The average worry of the entire nation was found to be 6.603, and if you compare this to Ohio who had an average worry level of 6.377, you can see that the residents are slightly less worried of catching the disease, on average, than the nation as whole.
However, if we shift our focus to Ohio and look into the responses of each survey, we can see that worry levels have been rising in Ohio.
With increasing worry levels, many Ohio residents are looking for sources to stay educated on up to date information regarding the virus. Over the two surveys in Ohio, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, have been the top two most trusted sources of information.
There are many things Ohioans would like to see happen before they felt that it was safe for things to return back to normal. Among the most important things, according to the most recent survey, are increased sanitization and social distancing, screening of employees, and the re-opening of businesses.
Lastly, out of all activities that the residents of Ohio felt was most critical to return to normal were international and national travel, as well as recreational activities and entertainment. Though my suspicion tells me this is just because people were eager to get out of the house, and likely still are.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my post. All analyses were conducted on data provided by CincyTech.