Press Release

Fortenberry Announces Results of Coronavirus Survey

May 4, 2020
Press Release

(LINCOLN, NE)––Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) offered the following statement today on the results of his weekend five-question coronavirus *survey of Nebraska first district constituents.

“The initial results of the weekend’s coronavirus survey of first district constituents are in,” Fortenberry said.  “This is a good snapshot of where Nebraskans are, as we continue to fight our way through coronavirus, protect the sick, and return to some degree of normalcy,” Fortenberry added.

“If you need help, please know we are here,” Fortenberry said.


Results of Coronavirus Survey of Nebraska First District Constituents

How has the Coronavirus impacted you personally?

  Serious disruption (41%)

  Significant disruption (17%)

  Slightly (32%)

  Not Much (10%)


How is your employment situation?

  The Same (56%)

  Cut Back (21%)

  Unemployed (16%)

  Busier (7%)


Have you received an economic assistance payment?

  Yes (55%)

  No (45%)


What should Nebraska do going forward?

  Shelter in place until there is a treatment/vaccine (29%)

  Reopen with sheltering and aggressive protections for the most vulnerable (56%)

  Just go back to normal (15%)


What is your opinion of the government response?

  Handled Properly (38%)

  Too Aggressive (17%)

  Not Enough (45%)


Results of Coronavirus Survery of Nebraska First District Constituents


* Congressman Fortenberry’s coronavirus survey was sent via email to 150,000 persons in the first district of Nebraska, regardless of party.  Responses were voluntary.


Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.