COVID-19 in Wyoming

A Project of the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming

COVID-19 in Wyoming

Tracking cases, attitudes, and behaviors in Wyoming during the global coronavirus pandemic.

A Project of the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming

COVID-19 in Wyoming

A Project of the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming

Since March 2020, the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming has been tracking attitudes and behaviors of Wyoming residents using the WyoSpeaks panel survey. To provide a clear picture of the current state of COVID-19 in Wyoming, WYSAC has prepared this online tool to track CDC and Wyoming Department of Health data as well as WYSAC survey data. Read more about this project.

Wyoming COVID-19 Cases & Deaths

Note: Data scraped every 12 hours. Updated daily by CDC COVID-19 Case Surveillance based on the most recent numbers reported by states, territories, and other jurisdictions. Read more about CDC’s data collection methodology.

Cases & Deaths by County of Residence

 

Note: Data scraped every 12 hours, and updated daily by the Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard. Read more about their methodology and data collection.

 

Survey Data

The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center conducted a series of surveys using our WyoSpeaks panel to determine how COVID-19 has impacted people in Wyoming.

Key Findings

Updated: November 6, 2020

As cases and deaths rise across the state, Wyoming residents are reporting more anxiety about the spread of COVID-19. Almost half of Wyomingites say they’re very or fairly anxious about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 8 percentage points from October and an increase of 15 percentage points from September. Another 24 percent say they are somewhat anxious about the spread in Wyoming. Just over 30 percent of Wyoming residents say they are not at all anxious about the spread in Wyoming, a decrease of 11 percentage points since October.


Explore Survey Topics

Use the navigation below to explore our survey findings.


Worries & Anxieties

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Worried 70.1 67.4 60.8 58.0 48.1 60.3 59.6 51.0 53.1 58.6

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men 63.8 62.2 53.0 51.5 34.7 60.8 52.9 47.8 48.0 56.1
Women 76.1 72.9 69.1 65.6 61.5 59.5 65.7 53.8 57.7 61.5

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
In WY 46.5 37.1 33.3 34.7 25.7 35.7 41.7 30.5 37.5 45.2
In U.S. 53.1 45.1 39.5 43.9 31.4 43.3 44.7 35.0 38.4 43.3

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men –

WY

41.1 25.2 27.5 28.3 18.3 32.7 36.8 28.5 33.1 39.9
Men –

U.S.

46.5 37.1 33.3 34.7 25.7 35.7 41.7 30.5 37.5 45.2
Women –

WY

51.8 49.4 39.5 42.7 33.2 38.7 46.5 32.0 41.2 50.2
Women –

U.S.

62.4 55.5 49.1 55.0 37.6 47.2 50.2 38.9 40.4 46.5

 

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Already got it 1.3 1.3 1.8 1.9 2.3 2.8 3.5 4.0 8.5 8.7

Problem or Threat

Feelings about COVID

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
In WY 6.3 14.4 20.4 22.2 26.6 15.9 19.9 26.2 17.3 16.3
In U.S. 7.2 24.2 27.3 26.8 33.4 16.9 23.4 29.6 24.0 20.0
3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
In WY 63.1 47.4 36.9 38.9 27.6 41.8 42.7 29.4 38.9 49.5
In U.S. 66.7 44.1 36.7 36.5 26.4 45.4 42.2 32.0 34.1 44.4

Is it a Real Threat?

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
In WY 14.2 22.4 22.9 23.1 26.4 22.9 20.7 27.6 28.0 18.3
In U.S. 7.2 8.5 10.8 13.6 16.4 14.5 13.3 17.6 19.2 14.6

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Real threat 63.9 61.1 54.2 54.4 44.8 53.2 52.8 45.3 47.3 52.9
Blown out of proportion 24.2 28.8 35.5 39.7 46.2 39.0 39.2 47.5 45.5 39.2

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men –

Real threat

57.4 52.7 46.6 46.7 35.5 51.0 46.1 41.1 44.8 50.7
Men –

Blown out of proportion

29.1 37.2 42.8 48.0 56.6 41.8 47.3 52.4 48.4 41.9
Women –

Real Threat

70.0 69.1 62.3 63.5 54.3 55.6 59.5 48.8 49.4 54.6
Women –

Blown out of proportion

19.4 20.3 27.7 30.2 35.5 35.9 31.0 42.7 42.9 36.6

Health Care

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
U.S. 51.6 55.0 58.3 52.1 51.5 45.2 43.1 50.7 52.1 50.8
WY 50.5 52.5 58.9 57.1 57.1 49.3 49.3 51.8 53.1 49.7

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men – US 59.2 59.8 58.9 59.7 57.7 50.2 53.9 52.7 54.8 54.2
Men – WY 55.6 58.6 58.7 63.9 60.7 50.6 57.9 51.4 53.8 54.4
Women – US 44.2 50.0 57.3 43.8 45.7 40.5 32.6 49.4 49.8 47.1
Women – WY 45.4 46.4 59.4 49.2 53.1 48.2 40.5 52.6 52.8 44.7

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Very/ Somewhat Likely 80.1 76.4 74.3 66.0 60.8 66.7 65.8 56.9 57.5 62.3
Somewhat/ Very Unlikely 19.9 23.6 25.7 34.0 39.2 33.3 34.2 43.1 42.5 37.7

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men –

Very/ Somewhat Likely

78.9 74.4 74.6 65.2 60.2 69.2 67.4 58.4 60.7 66.5
Men –

Somewhat/ Very Unlikely

21.1 25.6 25.4 34.8 39.8 30.8 32.6 41.6 39.3 33.5
Women –

Very/ Somewhat Likely

81.6 78.7 73.6 66.1 61.9 63.7 63.8 55.1 53.7 58.2
Women –

Somewhat/ Very Unlikely

18.4 21.3 26.4 33.9 38.1 36.3 36.3 44.9 46.3 41.8

Total

Total
Concern for side effects 69.8
Do not think it’s needed 51.7
Costs too much 14.0
Want to know more about effectiveness 59.3

 

By Gender

Men Women
Concern for side effects 68.4 70.2
Do not think it’s needed 62.7 51.5
Costs too much 9.2 16.0
Want to know more about effectiveness 60.0 58.5

Public Policies

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
Indoor public places 56.3 59.8 52.4 54.6 62.1
Outdoor public places 34.7 40.2 34.2 35.5 40.2

 

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Close K-12 schools 85.2 84.4 76.3 69.8 52.3 36.5 32.8 28.5 21.4 25.7
Close daycare centers 80.9 78.2 67.3 62.3 47.2 33.9 31.3 26.4 19.2 24.9
3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Close restaurants & bars 81.6 76.3 64.2 59.1 44.1 40.1 32.8 26.4 28.3 32.8
Limit public gatherings 88.7 82.3 73.8 66.4 57.4 61.2 58.6 50.9 55.4 58.7
“Shelter-in-place” order 54.3 47.8 44.5 39.3 32.8 27.0 21.6 20.0 20.2 21.6

Leadership Approval

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
President Trump 62.2 61.9 58.8 57.5 56.5 49.1 51.8 56.3 54.6 53.7
Governor Gordon 82.0 76.2 75.1 73.6 70.2 65.7 69.0 66.9 59.6 59.8
Congress 47.7 41.9 41.6 35.0 32.2 25.4 17.6 14.5 18.5 21.2
Local Gov / Health Officials 78.4 77.4 76.6 70.3 67.8 66.3 65.6 63.4 63.9 59.6

 

Impact on Daily Life

6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Always/ Often 40.8 48.0 65.9 62.2 61.3 69.2
Occasionally 13.5 15.7 9.9 15.6 13.5 11.1
Rarely/ Never 42.6 33.5 22.7 21.0 23.8 18.8

 

Financial Impact

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Economy 94.2 96.4 95.4 97.2 92.6 93.0 92.2 94.3 89.7 91.1
Personal Finances 75.1 72.8 73.5 70.4 65.8 72.3 71.1 67.1 64.6 69.4

 

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Laid off/ Lost Job 31.8 39.5 35.1 41.1 40.5 38.2 35.7 33.6 31.6 30.4
Cut work hours or pay 56.3 61.2 56.9 57.7 58.4 58.8 56.3 55.3 51.5 54.8

Total

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Household items 81.3 79.1 61.6 51.1 36.3 35.8 35.3 31.2 26.8 27.3
Groceries/ food 75.8 64.6 49.2 46.0 33.0 26.6 24.6 22.8 19.8 18.9

By Gender

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Men –

Household items

78.8 75.6 61.9 43.9 34.2 29.8 29.5 24.1 20.2 19.8
Men –

Groceries/ food

75.8 60.3 50.9 41.9 31.4 24.3 18.3 18.0 16.2 16.3
Women –

Household items

83.5 83.0 61.4 59.3 38.5 41.5 40.9 38.1 32.8 35.2
Women –

Groceries/ food

76.0 68.9 47.5 50.8 35.1 29.0 31.0 27.4 24.0 22.3

Staying Informed

3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Closely 89.9 88.4 84.4 84.0 74.0 77.8 81.4 73.9 73.2 76.7
3/30/20 4/13/20 4/27/20 5/11/20 6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
Trump 55.6 57.6 55.3 51.2 48.7 44.7 46.4 50.9 49.7 46.5
Biden 35.1 33.9
Gov. Gordon 86.8 84.1 82.4 80.6 78.8 73.2 75.3 70.6 70.8 65.4
National news 41.6 39.3 39.5 31.4 31.5 31.5 27.5 30.5 30.6
Local gov. & health officials 85.7 83.2 80.1 77.3 73.5 70.1 68.9 69.6 73.0 70.4
Local news 66.5 62.5 63.7 55.7 52.7 51.7 51.4 52.2 52.1

Attending Outdoor Gatherings

6/8/20 7/14/20 8/10/20 9/08/20 10/6/20 11/2/20
250 or fewer 56.5 45.0 46.0 53.8 52.6 46.3
More than 250 51.6 40.6 43.4 51.7 48.1 42.9

Impact of Face Masks

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 39.8 43.7 40.4 41.2 41.1
Less likely to attend 35.2 34.5 36.9 35.9 30.6

Total

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 23.3 19.4 22.8 21.0 18.8
Less likely to attend 39.4 45.9 38.9 40.1 45.3

By Gender

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
Men – More likely to attend 26.1 22.3 25.2 26.1 21.3
Men – Less likely to attend 40.2 42.9 34.3 38.0 44.4
Women – More likely to attend 20.6 16.6 20.4 16.0 16.9
Women – Less likely to attend 38.7 49.0 43.3 41.8 44.9

 

Other Personal Precautions

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 37.8 36.6 33.3 33.5 38.2
Less likely to attend 15.7 15.6 19.7 18.5 14.3
July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 47.2 48.3 46.5 43.0 44.1
Less likely to attend 4.0 4.4 4.1 4.1 4.8

Social Distancing Precautions

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 30.6 32.2 28.2 27.4 28.2
Less likely to attend 24.8 27.2 27.8 27.4 23.6
July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 41.8 42.2 41.2 38.7 40.0
Less likely to attend 23.6 27.1 28.8 31.9 26.6

 

July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 14.5 13.9 17.1 21.1 16.0
Less likely to attend 53.1 53.8 48.0 48.4 51.2
July 14, 2020 August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 6, 2020 November 2, 2020
More likely to attend 43.8 42.1 40.5 41.5 43.0
Less likely to attend 16.9 17.9 21.2 19.9 19.7

Further Reading

Reports

In the News

In the News

Mentions of WYSAC’s COVID-19 survey in state and national news media.

 

Methodology

About the Survey

The survey was conducted among a randomly selected sample of Wyoming residents who are members of the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center’s (WYSAC) WyoSpeaks panel of Wyoming citizens. The survey was conducted online for 24 hours, with the first email invitations sent to the selected respondents at 7:00 AM. The survey instrument contains questions developed internally, as well as questions included in the Great Lakes Poll, fielded by Baldwin Wallace University.

The survey implemented a quota for age, with the quota sizes based on data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. The quota approach was used to maximize the representativeness of the initial survey responses so that less data weighting was required after data collection closed.  The survey results are weighted by gender, age, and respondents’ county. This project is funded internally by WYSAC.

For more about the survey, see our latest report.

About WyoSpeaks

The mission of WyoSpeaks is to give voice to Wyoming citizens on important issues facing our state and make public policy more responsive to the opinions of our citizens. WYSAC’s WyoSpeaks survey panel uses probability-based sampling methods to monitor the perspectives of Wyoming citizens through online surveys. WyoSpeaks surveys allow researchers to draw statistically valid inferences about the state as a whole.

Over the course of a year, the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center conducts a number of state-wide telephone surveys where all Wyoming residents have an equal probability of selection. During these surveys, respondents are given the opportunity to join the WyoSpeaks panel of Wyoming citizens. The only way to be added to the WyoSpeaks panel is through this random selection process.

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