Power Poll Results: More Memphians either back to work or coming back soon

April 26, 2021 6:00am
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By Dann Miller
Memphis, TN Correspondent

More Memphians are working from the office and more offices anticipate opening by the end of June as compared to responses to a similar question in January, according to the latest Memphis Power Poll results released Thursday.

More Memphians are working from the office and more offices anticipate opening by the end of June as compared to responses to a similar question in January, according to the latest Memphis Power Poll results released Thursday.

The Power Poll is a monthly survey sent to more than 425 influential business, political, nonprofit and cultural leaders in the Bluff City. The poll is presented by The Commercial Appeal and sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and DVL Seigenthaler - Finn Partners.

The April Power Poll focused on several different topics in the news recently.

The April Memphis Power Poll:

What is the status of work at your office?

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  • 12.3% - All our employees are working from the office.
  • 56.9% - We are open, but not everyone is working from the office.
  • 6.2% - We anticipate being open and back by the end of June.
  • 9.2% - It will likely be the second half of the year before we start to return.
  • 15.4% - Other

Would you be willing to attend a mass-gathering event (concert, sporting event or other large-gathering, enclosed-seating event)?

  • 21.2% - Yes
  • 28.8% - Maybe in the next three months
  • 39.4% - Maybe in the next six months
  • 7.6% - Next year
  • 3.0% - Maybe never

The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to dramatically alter their lifestyle. Masks are a constant as well as Zoom meetings, hand sanitizer and takeout food. Which of the changes do you think will become part of your post-pandemic routine?

  • 16.9% - Masks
  • 9.2% - Lots of hand sanitizer
  • 61.5% - Zoom meetings
  • 12.3% - Staying out of crowds
  • 0.0% - Take-out only

How would you rate local government's push to vaccinate?

  • 22.7% - Highly effective
  • 68.2% - Somewhat effective
  • 1.5% - I don't have an opinion
  • 4.5% - Somewhat ineffective
  • 3.0% - Highly ineffective

A bill to add "Amazing Grace" as the 11th Tennessee state song was unanimously passed through the state senate this week. What do you think about this move?

  • 9.2% - I support it. It's a song that deserves to be recognized.
  • 30.8% - While admirable, there are more important issues to be addressed.
  • 27.7% - Not sure we need 11 state songs; seems like 10 was plenty.
  • 32.3% - I don't understand why or why now.

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