PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — We wear masks when we are in public and we still like to get together with other people.
The survey showed 84% of people wear a facemask indoors in public all the time and 75% wash their hands very frequently. The survey also showed 51% of people attended 3 or fewer social gatherings in the two weeks of the survey, August 27 through September 11.
Another 42% are very worried about the COVID situation in Oregon, while 22% are very worried about getting sick with COVID.
Those numbers spike to 70% and 72% in the Latino community in a simultaneous survey in Spanish of 468 people by Lara Media, also released by the Oregon Health Authority. That survey also found 87% of Latinx Oregonians wear a facemask indoors in public and more than 50% avoid crowded places.
When it comes to vaccines, 39% of Oregonians will “definitely” get a COVID-19 vaccine if and when it becomes available.
- 66% said they got together in a backyard, porch or park
- 52% got together with friends inside a house
- 52% traveled more than an hour
- 42% have eaten in a restaurant
- 9% have gone to a religious service
- 7% went to a bar or club
- 2% took part in a protest
There is a partisan and geographic split the survey found.
- 7.2% of conservatives attended more than 5 get-togethers in a 2-week period
- 7.2% of residents outside the tri-county area attended more than 5 get-togethers in a 2-week period
- 4.1% of liberals went to fewer get-togethers over a 2-week period
- 4.6% of Portland metro residents went to fewer get-togethers over a 2-week period