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Northeast Michigan residents asked to take COVID-19 poll

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An Ann Arbor-based nonprofit organization wants to hear what Northeast Michigan residents have to say about COVID–19 and the state’s response to the health crisis.

Altarum is asking residents to participate in an online poll to express their concerns and provide those on the front lines with useful data on how Michigan residents are responding to the pandemic.

“We really need data to understand the public’s understanding of protective measures and where there are gaps in that knowledge. We can’t change behavior without knowing what behavior people are engaging in and why,” said Dan Armijo, chief operating officer of Altarum.

Armijo explained that 97-percent of Michigan residents believe social distancing is necessary.  Two out of three people across the state report that someone in their household it at high risk, he said.

The survey is completely anonymous, keeping respondents identities private.

To participate in the online survey, visit