This poll was conducted by Morning Consult, and commissioned by NACDS, between March 26 – April 2, 2020 among a national sample of 9,661 Registered Voters.
Responses to the survey questions are modeled via multilevel regression as a function of both individual-level and state-level variables. Models use age, gender, education and race as individual-level predictor variables. For our state-level variables, we chose variables that may influence state-level political and health attitudes such as the percent change in state gross domestic product (GDP), state unemployment rates, state median household income, COVID-19 cases per capita (as of 3/27/2020), state-level insurance rates and state-level outcomes from the 2016 presidential election.
Morning Consult obtained population parameters for registered voters from the November 2016 Current Population Survey. We applied post-stratification weights at the state level based on gender, age, educational attainment and race using the American Community Survey (ACS).