In recent months, some of Coloradans’ top concerns have included teleworking and the possibility of eviction or foreclosure, according to findings collected through phase two of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey. The initiative was led by the bureau and other federal agencies to collect real-time data on how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The invitation-only survey measures how people are experiencing business restrictions and closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in the availability of consumer goods and patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life.

The purpose of it, according to the bureau’s website, is to help plan the ongoing federal response to the pandemic.

The first phase of the survey asked people about their experiences with employment status, food security, housing, physical and mental health, access to health care, and educational disruption.

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The second phase of the survey, which collected data between Aug. 19 and Oct. 24, carried over several questions from phase one and focused on questions about receiving unemployment and Social Security benefits, spending patterns, financial security, working from home, and more.

Here are some of the other findings based on phase two responses from Colorado residents:

The Census Bureau plans to start releasing phase three findings on Nov. 18. For the final phase, no changes were made to survey questions.

See current data for all states here. Past data collected during phase one and two is also available on the Census Bureau’s website.

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch



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