JRC poll shows what listeners are thinking of reopening Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An informal poll by the Juneau Radio Center focused on the question of when businesses in the Capital City should reopen.

    The poll, which was online between March 15 and April 23, saw 777 unique responses to the four options presented.

    The four options were "open all now," "open any business that is able to operate with face masks and appropriate distancing protocols in place," "around May 1," and "when there are no new cases in Juneau for 14 days."

    The vast majority of respondents, 45.3 percent, said businesses should only open when there are no new cases of in Juneau for 14 days.

    That was followed by 29.5 percent who said that it would be okay to open any business that is able to operate with face masks and appropriate distancing protocols in place.

    Only 20.5 percent said all businesses should be open now. Those that said businesses should open around May 1 was the smallest response with 4.7 percent.

    When the data is analyzed with the "open now" and "open with protections" options combined it totals 50 percent. That splits the "no new cases in 14 days" and "May 1" option into an equal 50 percent as well.

     

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