70% of Americans say the core strategies for containing COVID-19 are well understood, even though studies have yielded conflicting advice.
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.
One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
Black Americans stand out from other racial and ethnic groups in their attitudes toward key health care questions associated with the pandemic.
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats – while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared.
Relatively few Americans say they have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, but many more believe they may have been infected.
About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
Americans’ expectations for the year ahead include an effective treatment or cure for COVID-19, as well as a vaccine to prevent the disease.