7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus
The Pew Research Center’s Claudia Deane summarized recent survey findings, including Americans’ views of the impact on their daily life, their concerns about the economy, and trust levels in government and the health system on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Early in outbreak, Americans cited claims about risk level and details of coronavirus as made-up news
A new analysis of open-ended responses to a survey of U.S. adults looks at the specific storylines or claims about COVID-19 that Americans said they were exposed to.
Health Concerns From COVID-19 Much Higher Among Hispanics and Blacks Than Whites
The public is divided over who should get ventilators if they are scarce.
Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks
Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases.
Public Holds Broadly Favorable Views of Many Federal Agencies, Including CDC and HHS
As the U.S. confronts the coronavirus outbreak, Americans continue to rate a wide range of federal agencies favorably, including two at the forefront of dealing with COVID-19.
As newsrooms face coronavirus-related cuts, 54% of Americans rate media’s response to the outbreak positively
Many U.S. news organizations are covering the coronavirus pandemic while themselves facing financial pressure from the outbreak.
Nearly three-in-ten Americans believe COVID-19 was made in a lab
While 43% of Americans say the new coronavirus most likely came about naturally, nearly three-in-ten say it most likely was created in a lab.
Polling Shows Signs of Public Trust in Institutions amid the Pandemic
Americans see “social distancing” measures urged by public health officials to limit the spread of COVID-19 as generally appropriate.
Younger Americans view coronavirus outbreak more as a major threat to finances than health
Older Americans are more likely than younger adults to feel their health is at risk, while younger people are focused on economic threats.
Older people account for large shares of poll workers and voters in U.S. general elections
Older adults tend to account for large shares of both poll workers and voters in general elections in the United States.
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