Oct 19, 2021 - COVID
How the pandemic impacted Latinos in Colorado
Data: MOE +/- 3.1%; Chart: John Frank/Axios
Data: MOE +/- 3.1%; Chart: John Frank/Axios

A new poll released today finds the COVID-19 pandemic took a particularly hard toll on Latino families in Colorado.

By the numbers: 6 in 10 said they lost a job or saw their work hours cut, while nearly as many reported difficulty paying bills.

Why it matters: The survey, conducted by BSP Research on behalf of three advocacy organizations, Metro State University and Latino Democratic lawmakers, was designed to help push policymakers to do more to help the state's Hispanic population.

Of note: The impacts of the pandemic led Latinos to use savings or borrow more money.

  • 42% now say they have less than $1,000 in emergency savings, and 20% have less than $100, according to the poll, which was shared early with Axios Denver.
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