ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Many Marylanders are still concerned about getting ill with coronavirus, according to a new Gonzales College poll.

Statewide, 64% of Marylanders said they are worried about getting COVID-19, of which 27% said they are very worried and 37% said somewhat worried. Of the 36% of people not worried about it, 19% are “not too worried” and 17% are not worried at all about COVID-19.

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When looking at political affiliations around the state, 82% of Democrats are worried about the coronavirus and 64% of Republicans are not worried about it.


A majority of Marylanders also said they are not comfortable returning to their regular routines, about 57%, while 41% of Marylanders feel comfortable returning to a regular routine.

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Only 22% of Democrats say they’d be comfortable returning to their regular routine, while 75% of Republicans in the state said they’d be comfortable.

Among unaffiliated voters, 44% are comfortable and 54% are not.

The poll of 820 likely voters, which was conducted between October 19 and October 24, has a 3.5% margin of error.

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CBS Baltimore Staff