Poll: Escambia residents feel safe from COVID-19

In an Inweekly/Political Matrix poll of 625 likely Escambia County voters, we found 75% feel safe from the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19; just over 65% think that there is enough information provided with regards to the novel coronavirus. Additionally, we found that 53.6% think the local authorities were acting promptly, and, on top of that, 63.8% agree with the overall closures. However, to counter all of that, only 31.5% even know how to get tested for the virus currently.

Do you think the Escambia County government has provided you with enough information regarding symptoms, testing, treatments and precautions for the coronavirus?

Responses Percentage
Yes 412 65.9%
No 213 34.1%

Do you think the local government and health department acted promptly to warn and keep the public informed?

Responses Percentage
Acted Promptly 335 53.6%
Too Much Delay 200 32.0%
Undecided 90 14.4%

Have you been told how to get tested for coronavirus?

Responses Percentage
Yes 197 31.5%
No 428 68.5%

Do you agree with all of the closures of sports events, concerts, cultural events and other community events in the Pensacola area?

Responses Percentage
Yes 399 63.8%
No 149 23.8%
Undecided 77 12.3%

On a scale of 1 to 6 with 1 being extremely safe and 6 being extremely unsafe; how safe from the coronavirus Covid 19 do you feel?

Responses Percentage
1. Extremely Safe 125 20.0%
2. Very Safe 135 21.6%
3. Safe 209 33.4%
4. Unsafe 93 14.9%
5. Very Unsafe 38 6.1%
6. Extremely Unsafe 25 4.0%


METHODOLOGY: The persons sampled were likely Escambia County voters with a voting score of 100% for the general election cycles. The voters called had cell phones and landlines and were called using an Interactive Voice Response during the hours of 5-8 p.m. on March 15, 2020. The Margin of Error for this study is +/ 3.5% with a confidence level of 95%. P