Americans Confident The Country Will Get Through COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Donna Hoffman and Peter Hanson to discuss the new Grinnell College National Poll. The research details how Americans view the long-term risk of COIVD-19, how the virus threatens the nation’s health and economy and President Donald Trump's potential general election matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden.


  • Donna Hoffman, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Peter Hanson, associate professor of political science at Grinnell College, director of the Grinnell College National Poll