Statewide polling by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center asks about lasting effects of pandemic on Oregon.
The novel coronavirus has upended nearly every facet of modern life over the past year — but will those changes stick?
Many Oregonians predict that online shopping and working from home are here to stay; virtual schooling and high unemployment, on the other hand, are expected to linger temporarily. And the permanence of other virus-spurred alterations in society, such as the rise of telemedicine, leave Oregon divided.
That’s all according to a new polling by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
OVBC, in partnership with DHM Research, conducted the survey of 900 Oregon residents — selected to be demographically representative of the state — in late February and early March. The margin of error ranges from 2% to 3.3% per question.
Here’s how the pollsters drilled down into the details: