Too often policy is influenced by the politically powerful or well connected. Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll aims to change that by listening to all Coloradans, especially those for whom health is furthest from reach.

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Coloradans overwhelmingly told us they want the state government to do more to protect and improve the health of Coloradans. That also means wide support – 72% – for requiring the wearing of masks in businesses.

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63% of Black/African American Coloradans rate police misconduct a serious problem, while only 35% of white Coloradans said the same.

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26% of Coloradans of color have felt afraid of police in the past year.

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21% of Coloradans of color have had a negative experience with police in the last 12 months, compared with 12% of white Coloradans.

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49% of LGBTQ Coloradans have felt fearful of police in the past year and 24% have had a negative experience with police.

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The pandemic and its impact on the economy and jobs have taken a disproportionate toll on Coloradans living on low incomes, threatening to widen income inequality. In Colorado, 42% of those earning under $30,000 a year said their financial position is worse off now than a year ago, while 34% of those earning more than $100,000 per year say they’re better off now than a year ago.

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While most respondents consider their mental health to be excellent or very good, many Coloradans – 53%  – have experienced mental health strain during the coronavirus pandemic

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When it comes to one of the most basic needs, 20% of Coloradans are worried they won’t be able to afford food for their families. Over half of Coloradans making less than $30,000 per year shared this concern with us. 

 

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Coloradans are worried about meeting their basic needs, with a lot of concern concentrated among Coloradans of color and those living on low incomes. Over 20% of respondents are worried about losing their homes because they can’t pay the rent or mortgage.

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A vast majority of Coloradans want our state government to ensure that no Coloradan goes hungry, that we all have access to health care and that all Coloradans have access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

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