About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
68% of U.S. adults say the federal government has a responsibility to provide medical care to undocumented immigrants who have COVID-19.
Distress levels changed little overall from March to April, but this concealed considerable change at the individual level over this period.
71% of U.S. adults say they are confident that medical centers in their area can handle the needs of seriously ill people during the pandemic.
Sharply growing majorities of Americans say the outbreak poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population and the nation’s economy.
In 2019, 74% of Americans said they had a mostly positive view of doctors; 68% had a mostly favorable view of medical research scientists.
24% of civilian workers in the United States, or roughly 33.6 million people, do not have access to paid sick leave.
As in 2016, 88% of U.S. adults say its benefits outweigh the risks. And the share who consider its preventive benefits to be “very high” rose by 11 points to 56%.
Most Americans have positive overall views of medical doctors, and roughly half or more believe they can routinely count on medical doctors to do a good job, to show concern for patients’ interests and to provide fair and accurate information.
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.