Public Opinion Strategies recently conducted a national survey on how much Americans are paying attention to COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus), their concerns and whether they are taking precautionary steps.
We have put together a brief PowerPoint to illustrate the survey data. A few key highlights from the survey:
• More than 9 in 10 Americans indicate having seen, read or heard something about coronavirus, including 60% who say they have heard a lot about it. This has already become one of the top news events of the last decade in terms of Americans’ familiarity.
• 49% of Americans believe the country is prepared for an outbreak, while 46% do not believe we are ready for an outbreak.
• 61% of Americans are personally concerned about the coronavirus, though just 42% have taken extra precautions to lower their risk of exposure.
Please let us know if you have questions or would like to discuss the findings further.
The Public Opinion Strategies Health Care Team Bill McInturff, Elizabeth Harrington and Jarrett Lewis