Americans say U.S. can learn a lot from other countries on handling the coronavirus outbreak, other issues
Democrats are far more willing to say the U.S. can learn from other countries on major policy issues than Republicans are.
Key findings about Americans’ views on COVID-19 contact tracing
As the U.S. battles COVID-19, effective contact tracing has proven to be a major challenge for those trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Challenges of Contact Tracing as U.S. Battles COVID-19
Majorities of adults say they would be open to participating in some parts of the process of identifying and isolating coronavirus victims, but others are reluctant to engage fully with public health authorities.
Only 24% of Trump supporters view the coronavirus outbreak as a ‘very important’ voting issue
Supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden differ widely on the issues that are "very important" to their vote.
Increasing share of Americans favor a single government program to provide health care coverage
63% of U.S. adults say the government has the responsibility to provide health care coverage for all, up slightly from 59% last year.
14% of U.S. adults say they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are ‘pretty sure’ they have had it
The share of Americans who say they know someone else who has been hospitalized or died due to COVID-19 has increased sharply since spring.
Most Americans say despite ongoing research, ways to limit spread of COVID-19 are well understood
70% of Americans say the core strategies for containing COVID-19 are well understood, even though studies have yielded conflicting advice.
Views on why Black Americans face higher COVID-19 hospitalization rates vary by party, race and ethnicity
While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.
Younger, more educated U.S. adults are more likely to take part in citizen science research
One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.
Partisan Differences Over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats – while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared.
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