SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s observe: The Bexar Details-KSAT-San Antonio Report ballot is a partnership that launched in Feb. 2020 with the intention of informing and interesting the San Antonio neighborhood. See the outcomes of the fifth ballot here.
A just lately launched ballot supplies a brand new perspective on how San Antonio and Bexar County residents’ psychological well being was impacted by COVID-19.
Half of the 618 respondents of the Bexar Details-KSAT-San Antonio Report 2021 Q1 ballot mentioned their psychological well being was impacted “an important deal” or “some” throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey breaks down which demographic teams mentioned they struggled essentially the most: youthful girls, renters and oldsters.
62% of grownup girls beneath 50 mentioned their psychological well being was impacted – that’s the biggest share of any demographic group within the ballot.
Individuals who lease their properties had been the second-most impacted group with 60% saying their psychological well being suffered.
58% of oldsters with kids at house additionally confronted setbacks, in keeping with the ballot.
“I do consider that girls, traditionally and at the moment, have been extra sincere and open about their very own psychological well being struggles,” mentioned Talli Dolge, CEO of Jewish Household Service of San Antonio. “That’s the reason on most of the psychological well being polls girls often skew increased than males.”
Dolge additionally mentioned: “Girls throughout the pandemic haven’t solely needed to work at home however could have had the primary duty for working with and being with their kids in quarantine. This can be one of many many contributing components to emphasize and anxiousness that they might have felt throughout the pandemic.”
This may occasionally have additionally led to the outcomes that present extra dad and mom felt a psychological well being impression at 58%.
“This has put stress on dad and mom that they weren’t geared up to deal with,” Dolge mentioned. “In flip, anxiousness and despair have been a extra prevalent function for folks than earlier than the pandemic.”
Final March throughout Spring Break colleges closed indefinitely and went digital because the coronavirus unfold. A lot of these colleges remained closed final fall and proceed to be digital, making it tougher for folks to juggle work and serving to their youngsters at house.
The ballot was carried out from March 23 to 29 by cellphone and e-mail in each English and Spanish. A complete of 618 Bexar County residents had been surveyed within the ballot. The ballot has a 4% margin of error. You may learn extra in regards to the methodology here.
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