COVID-19

Tracking American Perspectives

Updated May 27, 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 is rapidly changing the lives of billions of people around the world. As the number of cases rose in the United States, the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape survey expanded to better understand how the outbreak is influencing the lives and perspectives of Americans. We update this page regularly with the latest data.


COVID-19 is a concern for the overwhelming majority of Americans. While there had been a relatively high level of consensus between Democrats and Republicans, a gap has been growing. Though the majority of Republicans continue to be concerned, they are now notably less likely than Democrats to express that sentiment.

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    • All Americans

      How concerned are you about coronavirus here in the United States?

      WaveVery concernedSomewhat concernedNot very concernedNot at all concerned
      14 May–20 May51%34%11%5%
      07 May–13 May57%31%8%4%
      30 Apr–06 May58%32%7%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr60%30%8%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr61%29%7%3%
      09 Apr–15 Apr64%28%5%2%
      02 Apr–08 Apr63%30%5%2%
      26 Mar–01 Apr65%28%5%2%
      19 Mar–25 Mar59%30%7%3%
    • Democrats

      How concerned are you about coronavirus here in the United States?

      WaveVery concernedSomewhat concernedNot very concernedNot at all concerned
      14 May–20 May65%29%5%1%
      07 May–13 May72%24%3%1%
      30 Apr–06 May69%27%3%1%
      23 Apr–29 Apr74%22%3%1%
      16 Apr–22 Apr74%21%4%2%
      09 Apr–15 Apr74%22%3%1%
      02 Apr–08 Apr72%24%2%1%
      26 Mar–01 Apr74%21%3%1%
      19 Mar–25 Mar70%24%4%1%
    • Independents

      How concerned are you about coronavirus here in the United States?

      WaveVery concernedSomewhat concernedNot very concernedNot at all concerned
      14 May–20 May43%35%11%11%
      07 May–13 May47%34%12%7%
      30 Apr–06 May54%31%10%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr52%33%10%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr49%35%8%9%
      09 Apr–15 Apr62%25%8%4%
      02 Apr–08 Apr54%35%7%3%
      26 Mar–01 Apr58%30%7%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar49%34%9%7%
    • Republicans

      How concerned are you about coronavirus here in the United States?

      WaveVery concernedSomewhat concernedNot very concernedNot at all concerned
      14 May–20 May37%39%18%7%
      07 May–13 May44%39%12%5%
      30 Apr–06 May46%38%12%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr47%38%11%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr52%36%10%2%
      09 Apr–15 Apr54%36%7%2%
      02 Apr–08 Apr56%34%8%2%
      26 Mar–01 Apr57%34%7%2%
      19 Mar–25 Mar51%36%10%2%


At present, the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is shaping up to be one of the most economically and socially disruptive events in living memory. While initially more positive, more Americans now disapprove of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are large partisan differences in how the president’s actions are perceived. While Republican approval remains high, far fewer independents and Democrats approve of the president’s handling of the outbreak.

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    • All Americans

      Do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak?

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      14 May–20 May21%21%13%37%8%
      07 May–13 May21%23%13%36%7%
      30 Apr–06 May21%21%15%36%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr20%23%13%36%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr24%22%13%34%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr22%23%16%32%7%
      02 Apr–08 Apr24%21%15%33%7%
      26 Mar–01 Apr26%27%18%29%
      19 Mar–25 Mar29%30%16%25%

      Note: Data collected between March 19 and April 1 did not include a “note sure” response option.

    • Democrats

      Do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak?

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      14 May–20 May5%11%16%64%4%
      07 May–13 May8%12%14%62%4%
      30 Apr–06 May5%10%18%64%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr5%11%16%64%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr8%12%16%59%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr6%12%20%57%4%
      02 Apr–08 Apr7%13%17%57%6%
      26 Mar–01 Apr7%18%23%51%
      19 Mar–25 Mar9%25%22%44%

      Note: Data collected between March 19 and April 1 did not include a “note sure” response option.

    • Independents

      Do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak?

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      14 May–20 May8%20%16%30%26%
      07 May–13 May10%22%15%28%24%
      30 Apr–06 May11%21%17%28%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%24%18%30%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%22%16%28%22%
      09 Apr–15 Apr10%22%20%26%21%
      02 Apr–08 Apr9%23%20%27%21%
      26 Mar–01 Apr12%37%26%25%
      19 Mar–25 Mar18%41%21%21%

      Note: Data collected between March 19 and April 1 did not include a “note sure” response option.

    • Republicans

      Do you approve or disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak?

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      14 May–20 May45%34%9%8%5%
      07 May–13 May41%36%11%8%4%
      30 Apr–06 May45%34%11%7%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr44%37%9%7%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr48%33%8%7%3%
      09 Apr–15 Apr45%36%10%6%3%
      02 Apr–08 Apr49%31%10%6%4%
      26 Mar–01 Apr55%33%8%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar58%31%8%4%

      Note: Data collected between March 19 and April 1 did not include a “note sure” response option.



Strong majorities of Americans support measures taken by state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of schools and the cancellation of large-scale gatherings. While differences between Democrats and Republicans were initially quite small, those differences have grown larger in recent weeks as Republican support for these policies has dropped more rapidly.

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    • All Americans

      As you may know, some state and local governments have taken certain actions in response to the coronavirus and are considering other actions. Do you support or oppose the following actions?


      Cancel all meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people, like sports events, concerts, conferences, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May50%25%10%8%6%
      07 May–13 May54%23%11%5%7%
      30 Apr–06 May59%22%8%5%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr57%23%9%6%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr62%21%7%4%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr70%16%6%3%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar65%20%7%4%5%

      Close certain businesses where larger numbers of people gather, like theaters, bars, restaurants, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May48%26%11%8%7%
      07 May–13 May52%25%11%6%7%
      30 Apr–06 May54%25%9%5%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr57%23%9%5%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr59%23%7%4%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr67%19%6%3%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar64%21%7%4%5%

      Close schools and universities

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May47%25%12%9%7%
      07 May–13 May51%26%10%6%7%
      30 Apr–06 May55%26%8%5%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr57%24%8%5%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr60%23%7%4%6%
      09 Apr–15 Apr67%18%6%3%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar63%21%7%4%5%

      Restrict all non-essential travel outside the home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May39%27%15%11%7%
      07 May–13 May44%25%13%10%8%
      30 Apr–06 May46%28%12%8%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr45%27%12%9%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr49%26%11%7%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr57%23%9%5%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar54%24%10%7%5%

      Restrict travel by plane, train or bus

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May43%28%13%8%8%
      07 May–13 May47%28%11%6%7%
      30 Apr–06 May50%28%9%6%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr51%27%10%6%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr55%25%8%4%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr62%22%7%3%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar60%22%8%4%6%

      Encourage people to stay in their homes and avoid socializing with others

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May50%27%10%7%6%
      07 May–13 May55%25%9%5%6%
      30 Apr–06 May58%25%7%4%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr57%25%8%5%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr64%21%6%3%6%
      09 Apr–15 Apr71%17%5%3%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar65%22%5%3%5%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May45%31%10%6%8%
      07 May–13 May49%29%9%5%8%
      30 Apr–06 May50%29%9%5%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr52%27%9%5%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr52%27%8%4%9%
      09 Apr–15 Apr56%24%8%5%7%
      19 Mar–25 Mar50%28%9%5%8%

      Require people who can work from home to work from home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May57%25%8%5%6%
      07 May–13 May59%25%6%4%7%
      30 Apr–06 May64%22%5%3%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr63%22%6%3%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr66%21%4%2%6%
      09 Apr–15 Apr71%17%4%3%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar68%19%5%2%5%
    • Democrats

      %As you may know, some state and local governments have taken certain actions in response to the coronavirus and are considering other actions. Do you support or oppose the following actions?


      Cancel all meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people, like sports events, concerts, conferences, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May65%22%6%3%4%
      07 May–13 May67%17%8%2%5%
      30 Apr–06 May69%19%6%3%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr70%19%5%3%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr72%16%5%3%4%
      09 Apr–15 Apr77%15%4%2%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar71%18%5%3%3%

      Close certain businesses where larger numbers of people gather, like theaters, bars, restaurants, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May61%24%8%3%4%
      07 May–13 May64%22%7%3%5%
      30 Apr–06 May66%23%6%2%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr70%18%6%2%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr69%19%5%3%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr73%17%5%2%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar71%17%6%3%3%

      Close schools and universities

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May60%22%9%3%5%
      07 May–13 May63%23%5%3%5%
      30 Apr–06 May64%23%6%3%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr68%20%6%3%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr70%19%4%2%4%
      09 Apr–15 Apr73%16%5%2%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar69%20%5%2%3%

      Restrict all non-essential travel outside the home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May50%28%13%5%5%
      07 May–13 May55%25%10%4%6%
      30 Apr–06 May53%30%9%4%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr56%27%9%5%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr60%24%7%4%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr63%23%7%3%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar60%24%8%5%4%

      Restrict travel by plane, train or bus

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May54%25%11%4%6%
      07 May–13 May57%26%8%4%5%
      30 Apr–06 May56%30%7%3%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr58%25%9%4%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr62%22%7%3%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr66%22%6%2%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar65%20%7%3%5%

      Encourage people to stay in their homes and avoid socializing with others

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May64%24%7%2%3%
      07 May–13 May68%19%6%2%5%
      30 Apr–06 May68%22%5%2%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr69%20%6%2%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr73%16%4%2%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr77%14%4%2%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar72%18%4%3%3%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May55%27%9%4%5%
      07 May–13 May59%26%7%3%5%
      30 Apr–06 May56%29%7%4%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr60%25%7%3%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr58%26%7%3%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr61%23%7%4%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar55%26%10%4%6%

      Require people who can work from home to work from home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May69%19%6%2%4%
      07 May–13 May71%18%4%2%5%
      30 Apr–06 May73%18%4%2%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr73%17%5%2%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr75%16%3%1%4%
      09 Apr–15 Apr76%16%2%2%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar75%15%4%2%3%
    • Independents

      As you may know, some state and local governments have taken certain actions in response to the coronavirus and are considering other actions. Do you support or oppose the following actions?


      Cancel all meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people, like sports events, concerts, conferences, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May41%23%11%8%18%
      07 May–13 May44%29%9%4%15%
      30 Apr–06 May56%17%8%3%17%
      23 Apr–29 Apr48%22%8%7%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr53%18%8%4%17%
      09 Apr–15 Apr63%13%7%3%13%
      19 Mar–25 Mar57%20%8%4%11%

      Close certain businesses where larger numbers of people gather, like theaters, bars, restaurants, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May37%27%9%7%20%
      07 May–13 May42%26%12%5%14%
      30 Apr–06 May48%23%8%4%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr49%23%9%4%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr48%24%8%5%16%
      09 Apr–15 Apr59%17%7%4%12%
      19 Mar–25 Mar56%20%7%4%13%

      Close schools and universities

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May38%24%11%8%19%
      07 May–13 May43%26%10%4%16%
      30 Apr–06 May51%22%6%4%16%
      23 Apr–29 Apr51%24%5%5%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr51%20%8%4%16%
      09 Apr–15 Apr59%19%5%4%13%
      19 Mar–25 Mar58%19%8%4%12%

      Restrict all non-essential travel outside the home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May30%24%15%10%20%
      07 May–13 May35%24%14%10%17%
      30 Apr–06 May42%25%8%8%17%
      23 Apr–29 Apr40%25%10%9%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr38%24%12%8%18%
      09 Apr–15 Apr50%21%10%5%15%
      19 Mar–25 Mar48%19%12%8%13%

      Restrict travel by plane, train or bus

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May34%28%12%6%20%
      07 May–13 May40%25%10%9%16%
      30 Apr–06 May49%21%6%6%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr48%24%8%6%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr48%22%8%4%18%
      09 Apr–15 Apr58%19%7%4%13%
      19 Mar–25 Mar53%21%7%5%13%

      Encourage people to stay in their homes and avoid socializing with others

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May39%27%10%6%18%
      07 May–13 May45%27%8%5%15%
      30 Apr–06 May52%23%7%3%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr47%27%7%6%13%
      16 Apr–22 Apr53%21%7%3%16%
      09 Apr–15 Apr63%15%7%3%12%
      19 Mar–25 Mar53%23%7%4%12%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May35%28%10%7%20%
      07 May–13 May41%26%8%8%17%
      30 Apr–06 May44%23%9%5%19%
      23 Apr–29 Apr46%23%7%8%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr43%23%9%5%19%
      09 Apr–15 Apr50%21%7%6%16%
      19 Mar–25 Mar42%25%8%7%17%

      Require people who can work from home to work from home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May45%26%6%5%18%
      07 May–13 May49%29%4%4%13%
      30 Apr–06 May57%19%4%3%17%
      23 Apr–29 Apr57%19%6%4%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr55%22%5%4%15%
      09 Apr–15 Apr64%16%5%3%12%
      19 Mar–25 Mar58%21%5%2%14%
    • Republicans

      As you may know, some state and local governments have taken certain actions in response to the coronavirus and are considering other actions. Do you support or oppose the following actions?

      Cancel all meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people, like sports events, concerts, conferences, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May36%30%15%15%5%
      07 May–13 May43%26%15%10%6%
      30 Apr–06 May48%27%12%8%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr46%28%13%9%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr54%27%9%5%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr66%20%7%4%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar61%23%8%5%4%

      Close certain businesses where larger numbers of people gather, like theaters, bars, restaurants, etc.

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May35%29%17%14%6%
      07 May–13 May41%28%14%11%6%
      30 Apr–06 May44%29%13%9%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr46%30%12%8%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr51%28%10%5%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr63%22%7%5%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar58%25%7%5%5%

      Close schools and universities

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May35%27%15%17%6%
      07 May–13 May40%29%15%9%6%
      30 Apr–06 May46%30%12%8%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr47%29%12%9%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr52%28%10%5%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr65%20%8%4%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar59%24%8%5%3%

      Restrict all non-essential travel outside the home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May29%27%18%20%5%
      07 May–13 May34%26%18%16%6%
      30 Apr–06 May38%27%17%14%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr35%28%18%15%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr42%29%14%10%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr53%23%13%7%4%
      19 Mar–25 Mar49%27%12%8%4%

      Restrict travel by plane, train or bus

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May34%31%16%13%6%
      07 May–13 May38%32%15%8%6%
      30 Apr–06 May43%30%13%9%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr45%31%12%8%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr50%30%10%5%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr60%25%8%4%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar57%26%9%5%4%

      Encourage people to stay in their homes and avoid socializing with others

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May37%32%14%14%4%
      07 May–13 May43%30%14%9%4%
      30 Apr–06 May49%29%11%7%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr46%30%11%9%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr58%26%7%4%4%
      09 Apr–15 Apr67%21%6%4%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar60%26%6%4%3%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May38%36%11%9%6%
      07 May–13 May41%34%12%6%7%
      30 Apr–06 May45%32%10%6%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr45%32%11%7%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr49%30%9%5%6%
      09 Apr–15 Apr53%28%9%5%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar47%32%9%5%6%

      Require people who can work from home to work from home

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      14 May–20 May46%30%10%8%5%
      07 May–13 May48%32%9%6%5%
      30 Apr–06 May55%29%7%4%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr55%29%7%4%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr59%28%5%3%4%
      09 Apr–15 Apr68%20%6%3%3%
      19 Mar–25 Mar63%24%6%3%4%


Even if public health officials were to advise “reopening” some parts of American society, many remain wary of resuming the routine activities that defined everyday life before the pandemic. At present, Americans are generally more likely to report that they would participate in personal activities — like having dinner at a friend’s house — than they are to say they would do things that would have a larger economic impact. In recent weeks, Republicans have become more likely to say that they would engage in these activities.

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    • All Americans

      Most people live in states where many of the following things are restricted due to the spread of coronavirus. If restrictions were lifted on the advice of public health officials to do the following, how likely would you be to...


      Send your child to school

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May13%20%21%25%21%
      07 May–13 May12%19%20%26%22%
      30 Apr–06 May11%17%20%28%24%
      23 Apr–29 Apr10%19%20%28%23%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%19%18%26%25%

      Go to church/religious services

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May17%19%21%23%21%
      07 May–13 May16%20%20%24%20%
      30 Apr–06 May16%18%20%25%21%
      23 Apr–29 Apr14%18%20%25%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr16%18%18%24%25%

      Go to a stadium concert

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%11%23%37%19%
      07 May–13 May10%12%22%39%17%
      30 Apr–06 May9%11%21%40%19%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%11%23%41%18%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%11%22%38%20%

      Go to the dentist

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May22%34%21%16%6%
      07 May–13 May21%35%21%17%7%
      30 Apr–06 May20%33%22%18%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr19%35%23%17%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr21%32%21%18%7%

      Go to dinner at a friend's house

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May22%37%21%14%6%
      07 May–13 May22%35%21%16%6%
      30 Apr–06 May22%35%19%17%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr21%36%20%17%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr23%34%20%16%6%

      Fly on an airplane

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May12%16%25%33%14%
      07 May–13 May13%18%23%32%13%
      30 Apr–06 May10%17%23%34%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr9%18%24%36%13%
      16 Apr–22 Apr10%17%24%33%16%

      Attend a funeral

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May18%32%23%19%8%
      07 May–13 May18%31%25%18%8%
      30 Apr–06 May17%31%23%21%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr17%31%25%20%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr18%32%22%19%9%

      Get a haircut

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May26%28%20%17%9%
      07 May–13 May24%28%20%18%9%
      30 Apr–06 May23%28%19%19%10%
      23 Apr–29 Apr23%29%19%20%9%
      16 Apr–22 Apr24%28%18%19%11%

      Go to the movies

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May11%16%26%33%14%
      07 May–13 May13%15%24%34%14%
      30 Apr–06 May11%16%23%35%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr10%16%25%36%13%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%16%25%33%14%

      Ride on public transportation

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%12%23%31%24%
      07 May–13 May10%12%23%33%22%
      30 Apr–06 May8%13%21%33%24%
      23 Apr–29 Apr9%13%23%33%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%12%21%33%25%

      Eat at a restaurant

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May19%26%28%23%4%
      07 May–13 May17%26%27%24%5%
      30 Apr–06 May18%24%27%26%4%
      23 Apr–29 Apr17%26%28%25%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr20%27%24%25%5%

      Go to a shopping mall

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May15%24%26%28%7%
      07 May–13 May14%24%26%28%8%
      30 Apr–06 May13%23%25%31%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr13%21%30%29%8%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%23%26%28%10%

      Attend a professional sporting event

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May11%12%22%35%21%
      07 May–13 May10%13%22%35%20%
      30 Apr–06 May9%13%20%37%21%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%11%22%39%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr10%12%22%35%22%

      Attend a wedding reception

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May14%24%27%27%9%
      07 May–13 May14%24%26%27%9%
      30 Apr–06 May12%24%24%30%10%
      23 Apr–29 Apr12%22%28%28%9%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%24%25%28%10%
    • Democrats

      Most people live in states where many of the following things are restricted due to the spread of coronavirus. If restrictions were lifted on the advice of public health officials to do the following, how likely would you be to...


      Send your child to school

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May7%18%22%32%21%
      07 May–13 May9%15%21%32%22%
      30 Apr–06 May9%16%19%32%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%17%21%33%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr11%17%19%29%24%

      Go to church/religious services

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May9%15%24%30%22%
      07 May–13 May10%16%21%30%24%
      30 Apr–06 May10%16%20%31%24%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%15%19%32%25%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%16%19%26%26%

      Go to a stadium concert

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May6%8%22%48%17%
      07 May–13 May6%9%22%47%15%
      30 Apr–06 May6%9%23%47%16%
      23 Apr–29 Apr5%8%20%50%17%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%10%22%44%16%

      Go to the dentist

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May15%36%25%19%5%
      07 May–13 May15%35%23%21%7%
      30 Apr–06 May15%35%24%20%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr14%33%26%21%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr20%30%23%21%6%

      Go to dinner at a friend's house

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May14%38%26%18%5%
      07 May–13 May17%33%24%20%6%
      30 Apr–06 May16%36%23%21%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr15%35%24%21%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr19%33%23%19%6%

      Fly on an airplane

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May8%14%26%42%11%
      07 May–13 May9%15%24%39%12%
      30 Apr–06 May8%16%26%39%12%
      23 Apr–29 Apr6%17%23%44%11%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%17%25%36%13%

      Attend a funeral

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May11%32%26%24%6%
      07 May–13 May11%28%29%23%8%
      30 Apr–06 May12%31%24%25%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr12%29%26%26%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr16%30%24%21%9%

      Get a haircut

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May17%29%23%23%7%
      07 May–13 May18%27%23%23%9%
      30 Apr–06 May19%27%22%24%9%
      23 Apr–29 Apr16%27%21%26%9%
      16 Apr–22 Apr20%28%21%22%9%

      Go to the movies

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May7%14%27%43%9%
      07 May–13 May9%12%25%42%11%
      30 Apr–06 May9%16%22%42%12%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%14%25%44%10%
      16 Apr–22 Apr11%15%27%36%11%

      Ride on public transportation

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May7%11%24%39%20%
      07 May–13 May8%12%23%38%18%
      30 Apr–06 May7%12%23%39%19%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%13%23%39%19%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%13%22%37%19%

      Eat at a restaurant

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%24%32%31%3%
      07 May–13 May10%24%29%31%5%
      30 Apr–06 May13%21%30%32%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%24%30%31%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr16%24%28%29%4%

      Go to a shopping mall

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May9%21%27%38%5%
      07 May–13 May11%20%27%36%7%
      30 Apr–06 May10%20%27%37%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr9%20%29%36%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%21%28%31%8%

      Attend a professional sporting event

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May6%10%21%45%18%
      07 May–13 May7%11%20%44%18%
      30 Apr–06 May7%11%20%44%19%
      23 Apr–29 Apr6%9%19%46%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%10%22%40%19%

      Attend a wedding reception

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May8%22%29%35%7%
      07 May–13 May9%18%31%35%8%
      30 Apr–06 May9%21%26%36%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%19%29%36%8%
      16 Apr–22 Apr11%22%26%32%9%
    • Independents

      Most people live in states where many of the following things are restricted due to the spread of coronavirus. If restrictions were lifted on the advice of public health officials to do the following, how likely would you be to...


      Send your child to school

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%14%23%24%29%
      07 May–13 May10%17%20%30%23%
      30 Apr–06 May9%13%19%29%31%
      23 Apr–29 Apr10%18%17%28%27%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%19%16%26%30%

      Go to church/religious services

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May11%17%21%21%30%
      07 May–13 May14%14%22%26%24%
      30 Apr–06 May13%14%20%24%29%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%18%20%24%28%
      16 Apr–22 Apr11%13%16%26%34%

      Go to a stadium concert

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%9%22%33%25%
      07 May–13 May10%12%22%35%21%
      30 Apr–06 May8%11%15%37%29%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%11%23%36%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%11%19%29%32%

      Go to the dentist

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May18%32%19%18%13%
      07 May–13 May17%33%24%16%10%
      30 Apr–06 May18%28%20%19%16%
      23 Apr–29 Apr15%35%20%18%12%
      16 Apr–22 Apr17%31%20%19%14%

      Go to dinner at a friend's house

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May21%34%19%13%13%
      07 May–13 May19%35%21%17%8%
      30 Apr–06 May20%31%18%16%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr18%37%20%16%9%
      16 Apr–22 Apr21%34%15%18%12%

      Fly on an airplane

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May11%13%23%30%23%
      07 May–13 May12%16%20%30%22%
      30 Apr–06 May9%12%20%33%27%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%16%25%32%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%13%23%28%27%

      Attend a funeral

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May14%30%24%18%14%
      07 May–13 May16%31%24%18%13%
      30 Apr–06 May15%27%20%21%17%
      23 Apr–29 Apr14%32%24%19%12%
      16 Apr–22 Apr16%30%19%20%15%

      Get a haircut

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May22%24%23%15%17%
      07 May–13 May19%29%20%20%12%
      30 Apr–06 May18%28%17%17%19%
      23 Apr–29 Apr19%29%18%20%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr22%27%15%18%18%

      Go to the movies

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May8%19%24%29%21%
      07 May–13 May14%13%26%30%17%
      30 Apr–06 May11%13%20%32%24%
      23 Apr–29 Apr9%16%22%33%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%16%22%28%23%

      Ride on public transportation

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May8%13%22%28%28%
      07 May–13 May12%12%23%29%24%
      30 Apr–06 May9%10%20%29%33%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%14%22%28%28%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%10%19%29%34%

      Eat at a restaurant

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May17%23%29%21%10%
      07 May–13 May17%28%27%22%6%
      30 Apr–06 May17%20%25%24%13%
      23 Apr–29 Apr14%27%24%27%8%
      16 Apr–22 Apr18%26%20%25%11%

      Go to a shopping mall

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May12%24%27%24%13%
      07 May–13 May13%25%25%27%10%
      30 Apr–06 May13%21%21%30%16%
      23 Apr–29 Apr12%18%31%26%13%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%23%20%28%16%

      Attend a professional sporting event

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%10%21%30%28%
      07 May–13 May9%10%24%32%25%
      30 Apr–06 May7%11%16%33%33%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%12%21%33%26%
      16 Apr–22 Apr8%11%20%28%34%

      Attend a wedding reception

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May10%23%27%24%17%
      07 May–13 May13%20%27%26%14%
      30 Apr–06 May11%22%20%27%20%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%22%25%27%15%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%21%22%27%18%
    • Republicans

      Most people live in states where many of the following things are restricted due to the spread of coronavirus. If restrictions were lifted on the advice of public health officials to do the following, how likely would you be to...


      Send your child to school

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May21%24%19%17%19%
      07 May–13 May17%25%19%18%21%
      30 Apr–06 May14%19%21%23%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr13%23%21%22%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%22%19%24%22%

      Go to church/religious services

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May29%23%18%14%15%
      07 May–13 May25%27%19%16%14%
      30 Apr–06 May23%22%21%19%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr23%22%22%17%16%
      16 Apr–22 Apr23%22%18%20%18%

      Go to a stadium concert

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May15%14%24%27%20%
      07 May–13 May14%16%23%30%17%
      30 Apr–06 May12%14%22%33%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%13%26%34%16%
      16 Apr–22 Apr9%13%25%34%19%

      Go to the dentist

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May33%33%17%11%6%
      07 May–13 May31%35%17%12%5%
      30 Apr–06 May26%33%21%14%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr26%36%21%13%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr25%36%20%14%6%

      Go to dinner at a friend's house

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May33%37%17%9%4%
      07 May–13 May31%37%17%10%5%
      30 Apr–06 May30%36%16%13%5%
      23 Apr–29 Apr29%38%17%12%4%
      16 Apr–22 Apr30%36%19%11%5%

      Fly on an airplane

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May18%20%26%23%13%
      07 May–13 May17%22%24%25%11%
      30 Apr–06 May14%21%21%30%14%
      23 Apr–29 Apr13%20%26%27%13%
      16 Apr–22 Apr12%19%23%30%16%

      Attend a funeral

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May28%33%20%12%7%
      07 May–13 May26%35%21%12%6%
      30 Apr–06 May24%32%21%16%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr24%33%24%13%6%
      16 Apr–22 Apr23%35%20%16%7%

      Get a haircut

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May38%28%14%10%9%
      07 May–13 May34%30%17%12%8%
      30 Apr–06 May31%31%18%14%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr33%30%18%12%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr30%29%17%15%8%

      Go to the movies

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May18%19%25%22%16%
      07 May–13 May17%20%22%27%15%
      30 Apr–06 May14%19%25%29%13%
      23 Apr–29 Apr14%19%26%28%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr13%18%25%31%13%

      Ride on public transportation

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May14%13%22%24%27%
      07 May–13 May11%14%21%29%25%
      30 Apr–06 May9%16%20%29%26%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%13%23%29%25%
      16 Apr–22 Apr8%13%22%30%27%

      Eat at a restaurant

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May30%29%24%14%3%
      07 May–13 May26%29%24%17%4%
      30 Apr–06 May24%30%24%20%3%
      23 Apr–29 Apr24%29%27%17%3%
      16 Apr–22 Apr24%31%22%20%3%

      Go to a shopping mall

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May23%28%24%19%7%
      07 May–13 May18%28%25%20%8%
      30 Apr–06 May17%26%25%24%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr17%25%30%21%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr15%26%26%24%9%

      Attend a professional sporting event

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May17%15%22%25%21%
      07 May–13 May15%17%23%26%19%
      30 Apr–06 May12%17%22%31%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr11%14%24%33%18%
      16 Apr–22 Apr11%14%23%31%20%

      Attend a wedding reception

      WaveI would definitely do itI would probably do itI would probably not do itI would definitely not do itI would not have done this before coronavirus
      14 May–20 May23%28%23%18%8%
      07 May–13 May20%33%21%18%8%
      30 Apr–06 May18%28%24%24%7%
      23 Apr–29 Apr18%27%29%20%7%
      16 Apr–22 Apr16%28%25%23%8%


As a result of their heightened concern, most Americans have altered their daily routines and social activities, including taking better care of their personal hygiene and limiting their contact with individuals outside of their own household. While Democrats are somewhat more likely than Republicans to report that they have engaged in these activities, differences are not very large at present. Strong majorities of both groups continue to report changes to their habits.

  • See the weekly trend for this question
    • All Americans

      Have you done any of the following things in response to the spread of coronavirus?

      Cancelled travel plans for work or pleasure

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May71%29%
      07 May–13 May73%27%
      30 Apr–06 May74%26%
      23 Apr–29 Apr73%27%
      16 Apr–22 Apr73%27%
      09 Apr–15 Apr74%26%
      02 Apr–08 Apr74%26%
      26 Mar–01 Apr69%31%
      19 Mar–25 Mar67%33%

      Not left my home for a prolonged period of time

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May74%26%
      07 May–13 May77%23%
      30 Apr–06 May79%21%
      23 Apr–29 Apr80%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr81%19%
      09 Apr–15 Apr83%17%
      02 Apr–08 Apr81%19%
      26 Mar–01 Apr80%20%
      19 Mar–25 Mar72%28%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May85%15%
      07 May–13 May84%16%

      Stopped visiting family or friends

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May78%22%
      07 May–13 May81%19%
      30 Apr–06 May84%16%
      23 Apr–29 Apr84%16%
      16 Apr–22 Apr85%15%
      09 Apr–15 Apr87%13%
      02 Apr–08 Apr86%14%
      26 Mar–01 Apr82%18%
      19 Mar–25 Mar75%25%

      Washed your hands more often than you typically do

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May91%9%
      07 May–13 May91%9%
      30 Apr–06 May92%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr92%8%
      16 Apr–22 Apr93%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr94%6%
      02 Apr–08 Apr94%6%
      26 Mar–01 Apr94%6%
      19 Mar–25 Mar92%8%
    • Democrats

      Have you done any of the following things in response to the spread of coronavirus?

      Cancelled travel plans for work or pleasure

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May77%23%
      07 May–13 May77%23%
      30 Apr–06 May77%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr78%22%
      16 Apr–22 Apr76%24%
      09 Apr–15 Apr78%22%
      02 Apr–08 Apr78%22%
      26 Mar–01 Apr72%28%
      19 Mar–25 Mar72%28%

      Not left my home for a prolonged period of time

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May82%18%
      07 May–13 May82%18%
      30 Apr–06 May82%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr86%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr84%16%
      09 Apr–15 Apr86%14%
      02 Apr–08 Apr83%17%
      26 Mar–01 Apr84%16%
      19 Mar–25 Mar78%22%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May92%8%
      07 May–13 May89%11%

      Stopped visiting family or friends

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May86%14%
      07 May–13 May85%15%
      30 Apr–06 May89%11%
      23 Apr–29 Apr89%11%
      16 Apr–22 Apr88%12%
      09 Apr–15 Apr89%11%
      02 Apr–08 Apr88%12%
      26 Mar–01 Apr85%15%
      19 Mar–25 Mar80%20%

      Washed your hands more often than you typically do

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May94%6%
      07 May–13 May92%8%
      30 Apr–06 May94%6%
      23 Apr–29 Apr95%5%
      16 Apr–22 Apr95%5%
      09 Apr–15 Apr97%3%
      02 Apr–08 Apr96%4%
      26 Mar–01 Apr95%5%
      19 Mar–25 Mar94%6%
    • Independents

      Have you done any of the following things in response to the spread of coronavirus?

      Cancelled travel plans for work or pleasure

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May59%41%
      07 May–13 May64%36%
      30 Apr–06 May68%32%
      23 Apr–29 Apr66%34%
      16 Apr–22 Apr65%35%
      09 Apr–15 Apr68%32%
      02 Apr–08 Apr67%33%
      26 Mar–01 Apr64%36%
      19 Mar–25 Mar61%39%

      Not left my home for a prolonged period of time

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May66%34%
      07 May–13 May73%27%
      30 Apr–06 May77%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr76%24%
      16 Apr–22 Apr79%21%
      09 Apr–15 Apr78%22%
      02 Apr–08 Apr79%21%
      26 Mar–01 Apr75%25%
      19 Mar–25 Mar65%35%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May78%22%
      07 May–13 May81%19%

      Stopped visiting family or friends

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May69%31%
      07 May–13 May78%22%
      30 Apr–06 May76%24%
      23 Apr–29 Apr79%21%
      16 Apr–22 Apr79%21%
      09 Apr–15 Apr86%14%
      02 Apr–08 Apr82%18%
      26 Mar–01 Apr77%23%
      19 Mar–25 Mar66%34%

      Washed your hands more often than you typically do

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May85%15%
      07 May–13 May89%11%
      30 Apr–06 May89%11%
      23 Apr–29 Apr88%12%
      16 Apr–22 Apr86%14%
      09 Apr–15 Apr90%10%
      02 Apr–08 Apr90%10%
      26 Mar–01 Apr92%8%
      19 Mar–25 Mar88%12%
    • Republicans

      Have you done any of the following things in response to the spread of coronavirus?

      Cancelled travel plans for work or pleasure

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May69%31%
      07 May–13 May72%28%
      30 Apr–06 May73%27%
      23 Apr–29 Apr72%28%
      16 Apr–22 Apr72%28%
      09 Apr–15 Apr72%28%
      02 Apr–08 Apr72%28%
      26 Mar–01 Apr68%32%
      19 Mar–25 Mar65%35%

      Not left my home for a prolonged period of time

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May67%33%
      07 May–13 May74%26%
      30 Apr–06 May77%23%
      23 Apr–29 Apr77%23%
      16 Apr–22 Apr80%20%
      09 Apr–15 Apr81%19%
      02 Apr–08 Apr80%20%
      26 Mar–01 Apr76%24%
      19 Mar–25 Mar67%33%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May79%21%
      07 May–13 May81%19%

      Stopped visiting family or friends

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May72%28%
      07 May–13 May76%24%
      30 Apr–06 May82%18%
      23 Apr–29 Apr81%19%
      16 Apr–22 Apr83%17%
      09 Apr–15 Apr85%15%
      02 Apr–08 Apr85%15%
      26 Mar–01 Apr79%21%
      19 Mar–25 Mar72%28%

      Washed your hands more often than you typically do

      WaveYesNo
      14 May–20 May88%12%
      07 May–13 May90%10%
      30 Apr–06 May90%10%
      23 Apr–29 Apr90%10%
      16 Apr–22 Apr93%7%
      09 Apr–15 Apr93%7%
      02 Apr–08 Apr93%7%
      26 Mar–01 Apr93%7%
      19 Mar–25 Mar92%8%


Many Americans have been materially affected by recent changes. Substantial numbers of Americans have reported that they lost their primary source of income or that their incomes were significantly reduced because of the events surrounding the outbreak. Among different racial groups, Hispanics stand out as particularly hard hit.

  • See the weekly trend for this question
    • All Americans

      How much has your income been affected by changes in response to the coronavirus?

      WaveMy income has been significantly increasedMy income has not been significantly affectedMy income has been significantly reducedI have lost my primary source of income
      14 May–20 May7%60%22%10%
      07 May–13 May8%58%23%12%
      30 Apr–06 May7%58%24%10%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%57%24%12%
      16 Apr–22 Apr7%57%24%12%
      09 Apr–15 Apr7%52%26%15%
      02 Apr–08 Apr7%54%25%14%
      26 Mar–01 Apr8%57%23%13%
      19 Mar–25 Mar7%58%24%12%
    • White

      How much has your income been affected by changes in response to the coronavirus?

      WaveMy income has been significantly increasedMy income has not been significantly affectedMy income has been significantly reducedI have lost my primary source of income
      14 May–20 May6%66%19%8%
      07 May–13 May7%63%21%9%
      30 Apr–06 May7%63%23%8%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%61%22%10%
      16 Apr–22 Apr7%62%21%9%
      09 Apr–15 Apr6%58%24%13%
      02 Apr–08 Apr7%59%22%12%
      26 Mar–01 Apr8%60%21%11%
      19 Mar–25 Mar6%61%23%10%
    • Black

      How much has your income been affected by changes in response to the coronavirus?

      WaveMy income has been significantly increasedMy income has not been significantly affectedMy income has been significantly reducedI have lost my primary source of income
      14 May–20 May11%51%26%12%
      07 May–13 May12%55%20%13%
      30 Apr–06 May9%55%25%11%
      23 Apr–29 Apr8%50%28%14%
      16 Apr–22 Apr8%54%25%13%
      09 Apr–15 Apr6%48%29%17%
      02 Apr–08 Apr6%49%26%19%
      26 Mar–01 Apr7%54%26%13%
      19 Mar–25 Mar8%57%20%14%
    • Hispanic

      How much has your income been affected by changes in response to the coronavirus?

      WaveMy income has been significantly increasedMy income has not been significantly affectedMy income has been significantly reducedI have lost my primary source of income
      14 May–20 May12%41%31%16%
      07 May–13 May10%41%29%20%
      30 Apr–06 May10%45%29%15%
      23 Apr–29 Apr7%44%30%20%
      16 Apr–22 Apr10%37%34%19%
      09 Apr–15 Apr10%36%34%21%
      02 Apr–08 Apr8%37%33%22%
      26 Mar–01 Apr9%42%33%16%
      19 Mar–25 Mar8%46%29%18%
    • Asian and Pacific Islander

      How much has your income been affected by changes in response to the coronavirus?

      WaveMy income has been significantly increasedMy income has not been significantly affectedMy income has been significantly reducedI have lost my primary source of income
      14 May–20 May0%63%24%13%
      07 May–13 May4%62%25%8%
      30 Apr–06 May8%56%25%10%
      23 Apr–29 Apr1%67%22%10%
      16 Apr–22 Apr3%57%24%16%
      09 Apr–15 Apr5%53%24%19%
      02 Apr–08 Apr3%58%28%11%
      26 Mar–01 Apr3%65%18%14%
      19 Mar–25 Mar6%62%21%11%



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