U.S. Public Now Divided Over Whether To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
There are widely held concerns about the safety and effectiveness of a possible vaccine and the pace of the approval process.
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.
More Americans say they are regularly wearing masks in stores and other businesses
As the pandemic continues, a growing share of Americans say they are regularly wearing a face covering in stores and other businesses.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.
A look at the Americans who believe there is some truth to the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was planned
Most Americans (71%) have heard of a conspiracy theory that alleges that powerful people intentionally planned the coronavirus outbreak.
Republicans remain far less likely than Democrats to view COVID-19 as a major threat to public health
Republicans and Democrats remain far apart in their views of the threat to public health posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Experts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
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.
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