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Idaho Survey Finds Majority Of State Wants The Vaccine, But 38% Say "No Thanks"

Mary Altaffer
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In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a nurse administers the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at the God's Battalion of Prayer Church, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.


Each year for the past six years, Boise State University has conducted a survey asking Idahoans what matters to them, and how they want state resources to be used. This year's new survey dug into the topic that’s dominated our lives for the last 11 months: COVID-19.

From questions about mask mandates to vaccines, the survey offers a glimpse of what folks in the Gem State think about the government’s response. And some of the answers may surprise you.


Jeffrey Lyons and Matthew May are the co-authors of the survey and they shared their interpretation of the data with Idaho Matters.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!