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VPR-Vermont PBS Poll Reveals Pandemic's Toll On Finances, Mental Health

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Kyle Blair
Vermont PBS
In all, 70% of Vermonters said the coronavirus pandemic was a threat (either major or minor) to their personal finances.

The new VPR-Vermont PBS poll offers a snapshot of Vermont in the midst of a pandemic and economic recession. This hour, we talk about what Vermonters are saying about the toll this is all taking on their mental health and personal finances.

Our guests are:

  • Rich Clark, political science professor at Castleton University and director of the August 2020 VPR-Vermont PBS poll
  • Liz Hamel, vice president and director of public opinion and survey research for the Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Aron Steward, chief of psychology at UVM Health Network's Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at UVM's Larner College of Medicine

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at 1 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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From July 15 to July 28, the VPR - Vermont PBS 2020 Poll asked hundreds of Vermonters how they felt about COVID-19, racial inequality and other issues.  Explore the full results here.

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