Key findings about Americans’ views on COVID-19 contact tracing
As the U.S. battles COVID-19, effective contact tracing has proven to be a major challenge for those trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Nearly 2,800 newspaper companies received paycheck protection loans, and most were under $150K
Though this figure is a sliver of all PPP loans lent out to small businesses as of August, it represents a large segment of U.S. newspaper companies.
Both Republicans and Democrats cite masks as a negative effect of COVID-19, but for very different reasons
When asked to describe how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected them negatively, Democrats and Republicans are divided on the subject of masks.
Public opinion about coronavirus is more politically divided in U.S. than in other advanced economies
Across 13 countries, people’s assessments of how well their country had handled the coronavirus outbreak were closely tied to partisanship.
Americans are divided on whether colleges that brought students back to campus made the right decision
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
Foreign policy experts in the U.S. have much different views about threats to the country than the general public
International relations experts' assessment of the current crises facing the world are often at odds with those of the U.S. general public.
Only 24% of Trump supporters view the coronavirus outbreak as a ‘very important’ voting issue
Supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden differ widely on the issues that are "very important" to their vote.
Americans Plan To Follow Election Returns Closely; Biden Supporters More Confident Their News Sources Will Make Right Call
Biden supporters are more likely than Trump supporters to be confident their news sources will make the right call in announcing a winner. And partisans remain worlds apart on how well the U.S. has controlled the coronavirus outbreak.
Many globally are as concerned about climate change as about the spread of infectious diseases
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world are still concerned by the threat of global climate change.
Mail-in voting became much more common in 2020 primaries as COVID-19 spread
Mail-in ballots accounted for just over half of this year’s primary votes cast in the 37 states (plus D.C.) for which data is available.
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