With Election Day six months away, 52% of Americans are paying fairly close or very close attention to news about the presidential candidates.
About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
U.S. adults give high marks to South Korea and Germany’s pandemic responses. In contrast, most believe China has done an only fair or poor job.
Americans’ expectations for the year ahead include an effective treatment or cure for COVID-19, as well as a vaccine to prevent the disease.
People in this group are most likely to say the outbreak has been made too big of a deal and journalists have been exaggerating the risks.
68% of U.S. adults say the federal government has a responsibility to provide medical care to undocumented immigrants who have COVID-19.
Germans are increasingly negative about their relationship with the U.S. Also, Germans are more comfortable than Americans with globalization.
Majority of Americans who lost a job or wages due to COVID-19 concerned states will reopen too quickly
68% of those who have lost jobs or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19 are concerned that state governments will lift restrictions too quickly.
31% of U.S. adults say they discuss the outbreak with other people most of the time; another 13% say they talk about it almost all of the time.
Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center), Philip Howard (University of Oxford), Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News) and Lori Robertson (Factcheck.org) discuss misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak, and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as part of SXSW 2020's virtual sessions.