Military Times and the IVMF partnered on a poll that included questions on service members’ opinions related to the COVID-19 climate. In the first installment of the Covid-19 related briefs, we found that military-affiliated participants consistently view COVID-19 as a severe (i.e., moderate to extreme) threat to nearly all key issues. Projecting three months ahead, perceptions of the COVID-19 threat decrease slightly, but overall levels remain severe for most issues. Perceived threat was most extreme toward national issues (public health, economy) compared to community or family/personal concerns, though nearly all were a concern for many. Some slight differences in perceived threat were observed between subgroups: active duty/veteran (e.g., economy/employment), gender (e.g., resources, family health, finances), and age (e.g., employment, finances).
Military and Veterans Studies
Military Times/IVMF Snapshot Poll Coronavirus (COVID-19) Climate
Veterans, Military service members, Military families, COVID resources
COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-; Veterans--United States; Families of military personnel
Evaluate social impact and policy--Covid-19
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Maury, Rosalinda; Armstrong, Nicholas; Stone, Brice M.; Linsner, Rachel; and Euto, Linda Rougeau, "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Climate Snapshot Poll - Summary Highlights" (2020). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 103.
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