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USU Researcher Helps Examine COVID-19's Impact On Rural West

A report co-authored by a Utah State University professor sheds light on how people in the Western U.S. have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including their views on government assistance and what the future holds.

Tom Mueller, assistant professor of sociology, worked with New York University and the Yale School of the Environment on “Impacts of COVID-19 on the Rural West,” which surveyed 1,009 people in 278 counties throughout 11 Western states, including Utah, between June 25 and July 22. The survey included sampling residents in Rich County but not Cache County or Franklin County. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.