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.
Americans see “social distancing” measures urged by public health officials to limit the spread of COVID-19 as generally appropriate.
Older Americans are more likely than younger adults to feel their health is at risk, while younger people are focused on economic threats.
Older adults tend to account for large shares of both poll workers and voters in general elections in the United States.
About a third of Americans register low levels of trust in other people, versus 29% who are “high trusters” and 32% who are “medium trusters.”
Nearly seven-in-ten registered voters say postponing state primary elections has been a necessary step to address the coronavirus outbreak.
Around half of Hispanics say they or someone in their household has taken a pay cut or lost a job – or both – because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Republicans and Democrats have similar views on some aspects of the coronavirus outbreak, though areas of significant disagreement remain.
More than half of all tweets sent by members of the U.S. Congress between March 11 and 21 were related to the coronavirus outbreak.
A median of 77% across 34 countries surveyed use the internet at least occasionally or own an internet-enabled smartphone.