About Pulse

A poll of over 2,000 Coloradans

At The Colorado Health Foundation, we believe in listening first, and that’s why we’ve created an annual poll to hear the perspectives of adults from across the state. From affordable housing and hunger to mental health and the impacts of the coronavirus, our poll takes the pulse of Coloradans on a range of important health issues this year and every year – to inform policy far into the future.

Approach and methodology

How Pulse works

Pulse is an unvarnished look at the worries, priorities and experiences of Coloradans.

How do we do it?

We take a list of all addresses in Colorado and randomly select adults to participate. We reach out to those folks via email, text, phone calls and mail. We interview more than 2,000 people and ensure we have a sample that represents the population of Colorado. Then we analyze the results and look for the themes in what Coloradans told us. Finally, we make it all available; you can download every bit of the results because we believe in transparency. 

Wondering more? Here are answers to commonly asked questions. 

When was the poll conducted?

The interviews with Coloradans began on August 5, 2020 and ended on August 24, 2020. Each interview took about 20 minutes.

Who conducted it?

The Colorado Health Foundation partnered with a bipartisan team of public opinion research firms to conduct the poll. The researchers are widely respected for decades of work nationally and within Colorado. Learn more about them below.

What about the election?

The Colorado Health Foundation is strictly nonpartisan when it comes to the politics of health, and we do not support or oppose specific policy initiatives or candidates. Instead, Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll explored how Coloradans are experiencing all the different factors that influence health and wellness.

An unprecedented year

Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll is an opportunity to get to the heart of the issues and uncover solutions.

The Colorado Health Foundation brings health in reach for all Coloradans, serving those who live on low incomes and those who have historically had less power and privilege.