Colorado Coronavirus Survey June 2021

Survey Objectives:

The objectives of this survey were to measure and understand:

  • Coloradans concerns about becoming infected with the coronavirus.
  • Job approval of the Biden and Polis administration’s handling of the coronavirus.
  • Changes in coronavirus prevention behavior of vaccinated and non-vaccinated populations.
  • Reasons why Coloradans are choosing to get vaccinated or not.
  • Opinions of requiring proof of vaccination for travel, work, schools, sporting events, and concerts.
  • Trust in family, friends, co-workers, and the general public to tell the truth about being vaccinated.
  • The impact of the coronavirus on mental health.

This survey interviewed 586 Coloradans. Survey data collection was conducted by sending a text invitation to a random sample of Coloradans. The interviews were conducted from June 3rd to June 10th, 2021. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.2% at the 95% confidence interval. The survey data were weighted to be representative of the demographics of the registered voter population in Colorado.

Key Findings and Observations:

  • One-quarter of Coloradans are concerned that someone in their household will be infected with the coronavirus, a significant decrease from 60% in our February survey.
  • 56% of Coloradans approve of how the Biden Administration is handling the pandemic, compared to60% who approve of the job Governor Jared Polis is doing.
  • 42% of vaccinated Coloradans have not changed their prevention behaviors since getting vaccinated.
  • Prominent reasons why Coloradans have chosen not to get vaccinated are that they don’t believe they are high risk or they are worried about the safety/side effects of the vaccines.
  • A majority of Coloradans support proof of vaccination for air travel, but other scenarios fall short of 50%, especially for outdoor events.
  • Opinions are split on requiring vaccination for Middle School (47% support) and High School (50%) students, while for College students support is slightly higher at 53%.
  • A slight majority, 53%, supports requiring teachers to be vaccinated before returning to the classroom this fall.
  • Coloradans generally trust close family to be honest about their vaccination status, but have very little trust in the people they encounter in other social situations.
  • 56% of Coloradans feel that worry or stress related to the coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health, including 23% who feel a major negative impact.

Any questions regarding this survey should be directed to Ryan Winger. He can be reached by email at

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