Dealing with coronavirus has declined as a policy priority, especially among Republicans. This marks a shift from last year, when the economy and the coronavirus both topped the public’s policy agenda.
Most Latino immigrants say they would come to the U.S. again.
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
While Americans see some aspects of U.S. power more positively than people elsewhere, they offer more negative views in other areas.
Dissatisfaction with the functioning of democracy is linked to concerns about the economy, the pandemic and social divisions.
63% of U.S. adults say the government has the responsibility to provide health care coverage for all, up slightly from 59% last year.
Also, a declining share of Republicans say the coronavirus is a major threat to health in the United States.
71% of U.S. adults say they are confident that medical centers in their area can handle the needs of seriously ill people during the pandemic.
Sharply growing majorities of Americans say the outbreak poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population and the nation’s economy.
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.