Nine-in-ten Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles.
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.
Roughly half of Americans say that they have been getting some (30%) or a lot (18%) of news and info about COVID-19 vaccines on social media.
Those on the political right are more likely to say there should have been fewer public activity restrictions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As border remains closed, Canadians are critical of U.S. pandemic response but still view their neighbor favorably
Canadian views of their own country’s and their southern neighbor’s handling of the pandemic have shifted considerably in the past year.
Tokyo Olympics reach the starting line even as most Japanese say country has handled pandemic poorly
Among 17 publics surveyed, those in Japan report the most negative assessment of how their country has handled the pandemic.
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Majorities across much of Western Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region have a favorable view of the European Union.
Publics disagree about whether restrictions on public activity, such as stay-at-home orders or mandates to wear masks in public, have gone far enough to combat COVID-19.
Americans lost more years of life to COVID-19 in 2020 than to all accidents combined in a typical year
In 2020 alone, the coronavirus was responsible for about 380,000 deaths and roughly 5.5 million years of lost life in the United States.