A majority of Rhode Islanders think Gov. Gina Raimondo is reopening the state at the correct pace, according to a new poll commissioned by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University.

The random sample of 400 registered voters found that 66 percent approve of the tempo, compared with 25 percent who consider it too slow, and 8 percent too fast.

The poll, conducted by longtime WPRI-TV pollster Joseph Fleming, has an overall margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.

Raimondo’s approval rating has improved dramatically since the pandemic struck Rhode Island, as indicated in earlier polls. The state is one of very few where COVID-19 infections are falling rather than rising.

Other findings:

-      About two-thirds of Rhode Islanders say they are very or somewhat comfortable about returning to work outside their home.

-      More than half are very or somewhat comfortable eating at a restaurant. Sixty-five percent say they are comfortable with going to a barber or hair salon.

-      But voters are divided on their comfortable level with attending religious services and sending children back to school later this year.

Among other findings, more than 80 percent of respondents called health care costs a problem. More than 70 percent said the same of race relations and income distribution.

A majority of respondents call the handling of police misconduct complaints a big or moderate problem.