Strong Response to Covid-Response Survey

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 1:37 p.m.

The City of Spokane released today the results of a survey conducted as part of ongoing efforts to provide information relevant to the COVID-19 response.

The survey is one tool of many used to communicate and engage with the community. This engagement provides a snapshot that helps the City better know the health and economic impact on our citizens to maintain the focus on doing what is best for the community.

Although there was considerable participation and interest, the data collected will not be used for the purposes of making decisions related to reopening the economy or returning to public life. It is a way to gauge how our citizens are faring. The survey and data are non-scientific.


  • Participation was extremely high across all platforms.
  • Digital respondents are generally more conservative in their approach to reopening the economy and returning to public life.
  • Respondents are generally supportive of statewide and local responses.
  • Respondents are very supportive of developing a regional plan, although there was a 12-point different between newsletter (71%) and digital (59%).
  • Respondents believe the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is being taken less seriously now.
  • Respondents are concerned (moderately and very) about a second wave, although there is a 9-point difference between newsletter responses (51%) and digital responses (60%).


  • Not a scientific poll.
  • Data is only a representative sample.
  • Survey was distributed in two ways – e-newsletter and online platforms.







Conducted April 20-23

Conducted April 21-23


95,000+ recipients

Facebook, Nextdoor, and City website


Newsletter is distributed to mostly city residents

15% of respondents listed zip codes outside


8,176 total and 6,500 comments

9% participation rate

2,653 total and 2,500 comments