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.
While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.
In March 2020, about three-quarters (74%) of public Facebook posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites.
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.
65% of U.S. adults say that they have personally worn a mask in stores or other businesses all or most of the time in the past month.
Americans' views of how well the World Health Organization has dealt with the outbreak are sharply divided along partisan lines.
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.