The percentage of Americans who follow COVID-19 news very closely has increased slightly since March 2021, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The survey also found that large partisan gaps remain in attention to and views about the pandemic. Overall, 37% of U.S. adults say they are following news about the coronavirus outbreak very closely. That is up from 31% in March 2021 and back to the level seen in the fall and winter of 2020. 45% of Democrats are paying very close attention to news of the outbreak compared with 30% of Republicans, both slight increases from March 2021. That party divide was not seen early in the pandemic but has been present since summer 2020.