COVID-19

Tracking American Perspectives

Updated October 26, 2020

The spread of 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.

How Concerned Are Americans?

Percent who are somewhat or very concerned about COVID-19 here in the United States

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group
Source: Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Survey. Data collected between March 19 and October 21, 2020.

COVID-19 is a concern for the greater majority of Americans. While there had initially been a high level of consensus between the various parties, a gap grew such that Republicans were much less likely than Democrats to express their concern.

  • See the weekly trend for this question
    • All Americans

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

      WaveVery concernedSomewhat concernedNot very concernedNot at all concerned
      15 Oct–21 Oct54%31%10%4%
      08 Oct–14 Oct53%33%10%4%
      01 Oct–07 Oct51%33%10%5%
      24 Sep–30 Sep51%32%10%6%
      17 Sep–23 Sep53%31%10%5%
      10 Sep–16 Sep55%30%10%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep55%30%10%6%
      27 Aug–02 Sep54%32%10%5%
      20 Aug–26 Aug54%31%10%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug57%27%10%5%
      06 Aug–12 Aug60%27%8%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug60%28%8%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul58%28%9%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul59%27%10%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul59%28%9%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul57%30%9%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul56%31%9%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun55%30%10%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun52%32%11%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun47%36%11%6%
      28 May–03 Jun53%33%9%5%
      21 May–27 May55%30%10%5%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct72%24%4%1%
      08 Oct–14 Oct68%26%4%2%
      01 Oct–07 Oct69%24%5%2%
      24 Sep–30 Sep69%24%5%2%
      17 Sep–23 Sep69%25%5%1%
      10 Sep–16 Sep71%24%3%2%
      03 Sep–09 Sep70%23%4%2%
      27 Aug–02 Sep69%26%3%1%
      20 Aug–26 Aug71%24%3%2%
      13 Aug–19 Aug74%22%4%1%
      06 Aug–12 Aug75%20%3%1%
      30 Jul–05 Aug76%20%3%1%
      23 Jul–29 Jul74%22%3%1%
      16 Jul–22 Jul74%21%4%2%
      09 Jul–15 Jul75%20%4%1%
      02 Jul–08 Jul74%22%4%1%
      25 Jun–01 Jul70%25%4%2%
      18 Jun–24 Jun71%23%5%1%
      11 Jun–17 Jun65%28%5%1%
      04 Jun–10 Jun60%33%5%2%
      28 May–03 Jun67%27%4%2%
      21 May–27 May67%26%5%2%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct41%36%14%10%
      08 Oct–14 Oct45%34%13%8%
      01 Oct–07 Oct38%37%13%11%
      24 Sep–30 Sep41%36%10%13%
      17 Sep–23 Sep43%35%12%10%
      10 Sep–16 Sep44%36%11%9%
      03 Sep–09 Sep48%30%10%13%
      27 Aug–02 Sep50%32%9%9%
      20 Aug–26 Aug45%34%11%9%
      13 Aug–19 Aug52%28%11%8%
      06 Aug–12 Aug52%30%8%9%
      30 Jul–05 Aug54%29%8%9%
      23 Jul–29 Jul53%31%8%7%
      16 Jul–22 Jul49%30%13%8%
      09 Jul–15 Jul50%30%10%9%
      02 Jul–08 Jul47%35%11%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul48%33%11%9%
      18 Jun–24 Jun45%37%10%9%
      11 Jun–17 Jun43%34%13%10%
      04 Jun–10 Jun38%38%13%11%
      28 May–03 Jun43%37%12%9%
      21 May–27 May48%30%11%11%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct39%39%16%6%
      08 Oct–14 Oct38%40%16%6%
      01 Oct–07 Oct39%40%14%6%
      24 Sep–30 Sep37%39%16%8%
      17 Sep–23 Sep39%38%16%7%
      10 Sep–16 Sep41%34%18%8%
      03 Sep–09 Sep40%36%17%7%
      27 Aug–02 Sep40%37%16%8%
      20 Aug–26 Aug39%37%16%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug42%34%16%8%
      06 Aug–12 Aug46%33%15%7%
      30 Jul–05 Aug45%36%12%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul44%35%15%7%
      16 Jul–22 Jul45%34%15%6%
      09 Jul–15 Jul46%36%14%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul43%36%15%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul45%36%14%5%
      18 Jun–24 Jun42%35%15%8%
      11 Jun–17 Jun39%35%18%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun35%38%18%9%
      28 May–03 Jun40%39%15%6%
      21 May–27 May45%35%14%6%
      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%

Do Americans Approve of President Trump's Response?

Approval of the president's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group
Source: Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Survey. Data collected between March 19 and October 21, 2020.
Note: Data collected between March 19 and April 1 did not include a "not sure" response option. Estimates for later waves have been recalculated as the percentage of respondents who did not say "not sure" in order to maintain trend.

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. Approval of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak decreased during the initial and second summer spikes in cases, but stabilized in the interim period and now appears to be rising as the situation begins to improve.

There are large partisan differences in how the president’s actions are perceived. While Republican approval remains high, 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
      15 Oct–21 Oct21%19%12%42%6%
      08 Oct–14 Oct21%19%13%43%5%
      01 Oct–07 Oct20%20%12%42%6%
      24 Sep–30 Sep22%21%12%38%6%
      17 Sep–23 Sep21%18%13%42%6%
      10 Sep–16 Sep22%19%13%41%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep22%19%12%41%6%
      27 Aug–02 Sep21%21%13%39%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug21%19%12%41%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug19%20%12%43%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug19%19%12%44%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug18%20%12%44%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul19%19%14%43%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul18%19%12%44%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul18%20%13%43%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul18%19%14%42%6%
      25 Jun–01 Jul20%21%13%40%7%
      18 Jun–24 Jun18%21%12%41%7%
      11 Jun–17 Jun19%21%13%41%7%
      04 Jun–10 Jun20%21%13%40%7%
      28 May–03 Jun20%22%13%38%6%
      21 May–27 May20%22%14%35%8%
      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 “not sure” response option.

    • Democrats

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

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      15 Oct–21 Oct5%9%11%72%3%
      08 Oct–14 Oct6%6%13%73%2%
      01 Oct–07 Oct5%8%12%73%2%
      24 Sep–30 Sep6%8%12%70%4%
      17 Sep–23 Sep5%7%12%74%2%
      10 Sep–16 Sep6%9%11%72%2%
      03 Sep–09 Sep6%9%13%70%3%
      27 Aug–02 Sep5%7%13%72%3%
      20 Aug–26 Aug5%6%12%74%3%
      13 Aug–19 Aug5%7%12%73%3%
      06 Aug–12 Aug5%6%12%75%2%
      30 Jul–05 Aug5%7%11%75%2%
      23 Jul–29 Jul5%6%11%75%2%
      16 Jul–22 Jul5%7%11%74%2%
      09 Jul–15 Jul5%9%12%71%3%
      02 Jul–08 Jul5%8%11%72%3%
      25 Jun–01 Jul6%10%13%68%3%
      18 Jun–24 Jun5%8%12%72%3%
      11 Jun–17 Jun5%8%13%71%3%
      04 Jun–10 Jun5%8%13%69%4%
      28 May–03 Jun7%10%13%66%4%
      21 May–27 May7%12%15%61%4%
      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 “not sure” response option.

    • Independents

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

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      15 Oct–21 Oct8%16%19%37%20%
      08 Oct–14 Oct9%18%20%34%19%
      01 Oct–07 Oct6%21%18%37%18%
      24 Sep–30 Sep9%19%20%31%22%
      17 Sep–23 Sep5%13%19%39%24%
      10 Sep–16 Sep11%17%20%32%20%
      03 Sep–09 Sep7%16%14%40%23%
      27 Aug–02 Sep7%18%17%38%19%
      20 Aug–26 Aug7%20%15%37%21%
      13 Aug–19 Aug8%15%15%38%23%
      06 Aug–12 Aug9%18%15%37%22%
      30 Jul–05 Aug6%16%19%41%18%
      23 Jul–29 Jul7%18%23%38%15%
      16 Jul–22 Jul7%15%17%37%24%
      09 Jul–15 Jul7%18%17%40%18%
      02 Jul–08 Jul6%18%19%32%24%
      25 Jun–01 Jul9%17%15%39%20%
      18 Jun–24 Jun8%19%19%32%22%
      11 Jun–17 Jun5%22%20%30%24%
      04 Jun–10 Jun8%20%18%30%23%
      28 May–03 Jun10%24%19%31%16%
      21 May–27 May8%21%16%33%23%
      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 “not sure” response option.

    • Republicans

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

      WaveStrongly approveSomewhat approveSomewhat disapproveStrongly disapproveNot sure
      15 Oct–21 Oct45%32%10%10%3%
      08 Oct–14 Oct42%34%10%10%3%
      01 Oct–07 Oct43%33%10%11%2%
      24 Sep–30 Sep43%35%10%8%3%
      17 Sep–23 Sep46%33%11%7%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep46%31%12%9%2%
      03 Sep–09 Sep46%32%10%8%3%
      27 Aug–02 Sep42%36%11%8%3%
      20 Aug–26 Aug44%33%11%9%3%
      13 Aug–19 Aug40%36%12%11%2%
      06 Aug–12 Aug40%34%12%9%4%
      30 Jul–05 Aug38%36%11%10%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul40%33%13%10%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul38%34%12%11%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul40%35%13%10%3%
      02 Jul–08 Jul38%32%15%11%3%
      25 Jun–01 Jul42%34%11%9%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun39%38%9%10%4%
      11 Jun–17 Jun43%35%9%10%3%
      04 Jun–10 Jun43%35%9%9%3%
      28 May–03 Jun43%35%11%8%3%
      21 May–27 May43%35%11%6%4%
      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 “not sure” response option.

Do Americans Agree with State and Local Actions?

Percent who support the following actions taken or being considered by state and local governments in response to COVID-19

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

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

Close schools and universities

Restrict all non-essential travel outside the home

Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

Require people who can work from home to work from home

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group
Source: Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Survey. Data collected between March 19 and October 21, 2020.

The majority of Americans continue to support the measures taken by state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the strength of this support has dwindled over time. Bipartisan consensus remains for the most actionable preventative measures, such as working from home and temperature checks in public places. Other measures that restrict personal choice, such as the restriction of non-essential travel away from home, are more divisive. The largest divergence of opinion between Democrats and Republicans occurs when respondents are asked about the closure of schools and universities.

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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
      15 Oct–21 Oct43%25%15%11%6%
      10 Sep–16 Sep43%25%14%12%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep43%24%15%11%8%
      27 Aug–02 Sep43%26%13%11%7%
      20 Aug–26 Aug43%25%14%11%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug44%23%13%11%9%
      06 Aug–12 Aug47%23%12%10%7%
      30 Jul–05 Aug47%24%12%9%7%
      23 Jul–29 Jul49%25%12%9%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul50%23%11%10%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul49%23%12%9%7%
      02 Jul–08 Jul48%23%12%9%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul48%24%13%9%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun41%26%14%11%8%
      11 Jun–17 Jun43%26%14%10%7%
      04 Jun–10 Jun42%26%13%10%8%
      28 May–03 Jun44%27%13%9%9%
      21 May–27 May46%25%13%8%8%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct39%27%16%11%6%
      10 Sep–16 Sep40%27%14%12%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep41%26%15%11%8%
      27 Aug–02 Sep39%28%14%12%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug41%27%13%12%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug41%26%14%11%8%
      06 Aug–12 Aug46%25%12%10%7%
      30 Jul–05 Aug46%25%13%9%7%
      23 Jul–29 Jul47%25%12%9%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul47%25%11%9%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul46%25%13%9%7%
      02 Jul–08 Jul46%25%13%8%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul47%25%12%9%7%
      18 Jun–24 Jun40%26%15%10%8%
      11 Jun–17 Jun41%27%13%10%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun40%28%14%11%8%
      28 May–03 Jun42%29%12%9%8%
      21 May–27 May45%27%11%9%7%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct34%26%19%14%7%
      10 Sep–16 Sep37%26%15%14%8%
      03 Sep–09 Sep37%26%15%14%8%
      27 Aug–02 Sep36%26%15%15%8%
      20 Aug–26 Aug37%25%15%15%9%
      13 Aug–19 Aug39%24%15%13%9%
      06 Aug–12 Aug40%24%15%13%8%
      30 Jul–05 Aug40%25%14%13%9%
      23 Jul–29 Jul41%24%14%13%8%
      16 Jul–22 Jul42%23%14%12%9%
      09 Jul–15 Jul40%25%15%13%8%
      02 Jul–08 Jul38%27%13%12%10%
      25 Jun–01 Jul41%26%14%11%7%
      18 Jun–24 Jun37%26%14%13%9%
      11 Jun–17 Jun40%27%14%11%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun39%26%14%13%8%
      28 May–03 Jun41%27%14%10%8%
      21 May–27 May44%26%13%9%8%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct31%28%17%18%7%
      10 Sep–16 Sep32%26%18%17%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep32%26%17%17%8%
      27 Aug–02 Sep29%27%19%18%7%
      20 Aug–26 Aug29%26%18%19%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug30%24%19%18%9%
      06 Aug–12 Aug32%25%19%16%8%
      30 Jul–05 Aug32%27%18%15%7%
      23 Jul–29 Jul34%26%17%16%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul34%25%18%15%8%
      09 Jul–15 Jul33%27%18%15%8%
      02 Jul–08 Jul33%26%18%15%8%
      25 Jun–01 Jul34%27%17%15%7%
      18 Jun–24 Jun30%27%18%17%8%
      11 Jun–17 Jun30%27%18%17%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun31%26%18%17%8%
      28 May–03 Jun31%28%18%15%9%
      21 May–27 May37%27%14%13%8%
      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%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      15 Oct–21 Oct51%30%8%5%5%
      10 Sep–16 Sep49%29%9%7%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep49%27%10%6%7%
      27 Aug–02 Sep50%29%9%7%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug49%28%10%6%7%
      13 Aug–19 Aug48%28%9%7%8%
      06 Aug–12 Aug52%27%8%5%7%
      30 Jul–05 Aug53%27%9%5%7%
      23 Jul–29 Jul52%28%9%6%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul51%29%8%6%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul51%29%8%5%7%
      02 Jul–08 Jul51%29%8%5%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul53%28%8%5%7%
      18 Jun–24 Jun50%28%8%6%8%
      11 Jun–17 Jun48%30%8%6%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun47%30%10%5%8%
      28 May–03 Jun47%30%9%6%8%
      21 May–27 May47%28%9%7%9%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct53%28%8%5%6%
      10 Sep–16 Sep52%27%9%5%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep53%27%8%4%8%
      27 Aug–02 Sep51%29%7%6%7%
      20 Aug–26 Aug50%28%9%6%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug52%27%8%5%8%
      06 Aug–12 Aug55%26%8%5%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug55%27%6%4%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul56%25%7%5%7%
      16 Jul–22 Jul55%26%8%5%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul57%25%7%4%6%
      02 Jul–08 Jul57%26%7%4%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul58%26%6%4%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun53%28%7%5%7%
      11 Jun–17 Jun54%28%7%4%7%
      04 Jun–10 Jun51%28%8%5%8%
      28 May–03 Jun52%28%7%5%8%
      21 May–27 May56%24%8%5%8%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct57%27%10%3%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep56%24%11%4%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep56%25%10%4%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep57%26%10%4%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug57%24%10%4%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug60%22%8%4%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug60%24%8%4%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug63%23%7%2%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul63%24%7%2%4%
      16 Jul–22 Jul64%23%7%2%4%
      09 Jul–15 Jul64%22%7%3%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul64%21%7%3%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul61%23%8%4%5%
      18 Jun–24 Jun54%26%9%5%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun57%26%9%4%4%
      04 Jun–10 Jun56%25%9%5%6%
      28 May–03 Jun56%24%9%4%6%
      21 May–27 May58%22%10%4%5%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct52%28%12%4%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep54%26%10%4%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep54%27%9%4%6%
      27 Aug–02 Sep54%27%10%5%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug54%28%9%4%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug56%25%10%4%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug59%23%8%5%4%
      30 Jul–05 Aug62%23%8%3%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul62%24%7%3%3%
      16 Jul–22 Jul64%24%7%3%3%
      09 Jul–15 Jul62%24%7%3%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul62%22%8%4%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul60%23%7%4%5%
      18 Jun–24 Jun53%26%12%5%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun55%28%10%3%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun53%27%10%5%5%
      28 May–03 Jun55%28%8%4%6%
      21 May–27 May57%25%8%5%5%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct46%29%15%5%5%
      10 Sep–16 Sep50%28%10%6%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep47%31%11%5%6%
      27 Aug–02 Sep48%30%12%6%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug50%27%11%6%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug52%25%12%4%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug53%26%11%4%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug53%27%9%4%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul55%26%9%4%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul57%24%9%4%6%
      09 Jul–15 Jul53%26%10%4%7%
      02 Jul–08 Jul51%28%10%5%6%
      25 Jun–01 Jul51%27%11%5%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun48%29%11%7%6%
      11 Jun–17 Jun52%28%11%5%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun50%26%11%7%6%
      28 May–03 Jun55%24%11%5%6%
      21 May–27 May54%26%9%5%5%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct39%32%18%6%5%
      10 Sep–16 Sep41%29%16%9%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep40%30%15%9%7%
      27 Aug–02 Sep38%29%19%9%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug36%31%17%9%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug38%29%18%8%7%
      06 Aug–12 Aug40%29%17%9%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug42%31%16%6%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul43%30%15%7%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul45%29%15%6%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul41%31%16%6%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul42%29%16%7%6%
      25 Jun–01 Jul41%30%15%8%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun37%31%17%10%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun38%32%16%9%6%
      04 Jun–10 Jun39%30%16%9%6%
      28 May–03 Jun37%31%16%9%7%
      21 May–27 May46%30%13%6%5%
      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%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      15 Oct–21 Oct62%26%6%2%3%
      10 Sep–16 Sep60%25%6%5%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep59%27%6%4%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep62%24%7%3%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug59%25%8%3%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug60%24%7%3%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug62%25%6%3%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug63%24%6%2%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul61%25%7%3%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul62%26%5%2%4%
      09 Jul–15 Jul62%26%5%2%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul62%25%6%2%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul62%24%6%3%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun61%25%7%3%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun61%26%6%2%4%
      04 Jun–10 Jun58%27%8%3%5%
      28 May–03 Jun56%28%7%4%6%
      21 May–27 May56%26%7%5%6%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct66%23%4%3%3%
      10 Sep–16 Sep64%23%6%2%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep65%23%5%2%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep65%25%5%2%3%
      20 Aug–26 Aug62%24%6%3%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug66%22%5%2%5%
      06 Aug–12 Aug69%19%5%2%4%
      30 Jul–05 Aug68%22%4%2%3%
      23 Jul–29 Jul68%22%4%2%4%
      16 Jul–22 Jul67%22%5%2%4%
      09 Jul–15 Jul70%20%4%3%3%
      02 Jul–08 Jul70%20%5%2%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul69%21%4%2%5%
      18 Jun–24 Jun65%22%5%3%5%
      11 Jun–17 Jun66%24%4%1%4%
      04 Jun–10 Jun64%24%5%3%5%
      28 May–03 Jun63%23%6%2%6%
      21 May–27 May66%20%6%3%6%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct37%20%16%10%17%
      10 Sep–16 Sep35%21%15%9%20%
      03 Sep–09 Sep37%18%16%9%19%
      27 Aug–02 Sep37%24%9%10%19%
      20 Aug–26 Aug36%23%11%9%21%
      13 Aug–19 Aug37%20%10%9%24%
      06 Aug–12 Aug37%20%14%10%19%
      30 Jul–05 Aug41%22%10%7%19%
      23 Jul–29 Jul43%25%12%8%12%
      16 Jul–22 Jul38%22%12%10%19%
      09 Jul–15 Jul37%21%14%8%20%
      02 Jul–08 Jul38%17%15%8%22%
      25 Jun–01 Jul43%20%14%8%15%
      18 Jun–24 Jun32%24%16%8%21%
      11 Jun–17 Jun32%27%13%9%19%
      04 Jun–10 Jun34%22%14%9%21%
      28 May–03 Jun35%26%10%9%19%
      21 May–27 May36%25%12%7%20%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct32%26%12%11%20%
      10 Sep–16 Sep30%26%14%9%21%
      03 Sep–09 Sep36%22%12%9%21%
      27 Aug–02 Sep32%29%11%10%18%
      20 Aug–26 Aug33%23%15%8%21%
      13 Aug–19 Aug37%21%11%9%22%
      06 Aug–12 Aug34%24%11%11%20%
      30 Jul–05 Aug37%25%12%8%17%
      23 Jul–29 Jul42%23%12%10%13%
      16 Jul–22 Jul34%25%13%10%18%
      09 Jul–15 Jul36%22%14%9%19%
      02 Jul–08 Jul32%26%11%8%23%
      25 Jun–01 Jul41%21%12%9%16%
      18 Jun–24 Jun30%25%16%7%21%
      11 Jun–17 Jun30%26%11%11%21%
      04 Jun–10 Jun33%24%11%10%22%
      28 May–03 Jun34%26%11%10%18%
      21 May–27 May35%25%12%9%19%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct30%24%16%11%19%
      10 Sep–16 Sep31%23%15%11%21%
      03 Sep–09 Sep33%23%14%11%21%
      27 Aug–02 Sep33%25%14%10%18%
      20 Aug–26 Aug33%24%14%9%21%
      13 Aug–19 Aug37%20%10%9%24%
      06 Aug–12 Aug36%18%15%11%20%
      30 Jul–05 Aug35%23%12%10%21%
      23 Jul–29 Jul38%22%16%10%15%
      16 Jul–22 Jul34%20%13%11%22%
      09 Jul–15 Jul33%20%18%9%20%
      02 Jul–08 Jul28%22%13%9%28%
      25 Jun–01 Jul39%24%11%10%16%
      18 Jun–24 Jun30%25%13%9%23%
      11 Jun–17 Jun29%26%15%11%20%
      04 Jun–10 Jun32%24%13%10%22%
      28 May–03 Jun34%23%14%9%19%
      21 May–27 May40%19%12%9%19%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct25%25%14%18%18%
      10 Sep–16 Sep22%24%20%14%20%
      03 Sep–09 Sep28%20%18%14%20%
      27 Aug–02 Sep23%26%17%14%21%
      20 Aug–26 Aug24%23%15%15%22%
      13 Aug–19 Aug27%17%17%16%23%
      06 Aug–12 Aug26%18%20%14%23%
      30 Jul–05 Aug25%26%16%14%19%
      23 Jul–29 Jul30%26%17%13%13%
      16 Jul–22 Jul26%21%16%16%21%
      09 Jul–15 Jul25%23%20%12%20%
      02 Jul–08 Jul25%18%18%13%26%
      25 Jun–01 Jul28%23%17%15%18%
      18 Jun–24 Jun25%23%17%13%22%
      11 Jun–17 Jun22%23%18%14%22%
      04 Jun–10 Jun28%21%15%16%20%
      28 May–03 Jun28%22%16%14%20%
      21 May–27 May31%20%13%15%21%
      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%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      15 Oct–21 Oct42%27%7%6%17%
      10 Sep–16 Sep39%23%9%6%22%
      03 Sep–09 Sep41%20%13%6%20%
      27 Aug–02 Sep43%26%8%6%17%
      20 Aug–26 Aug42%23%9%6%20%
      13 Aug–19 Aug41%20%8%8%23%
      06 Aug–12 Aug42%24%9%5%19%
      30 Jul–05 Aug49%23%7%4%17%
      23 Jul–29 Jul46%26%10%6%12%
      16 Jul–22 Jul40%26%9%8%17%
      09 Jul–15 Jul38%26%12%5%19%
      02 Jul–08 Jul39%25%8%6%21%
      25 Jun–01 Jul43%25%9%8%15%
      18 Jun–24 Jun37%30%8%6%19%
      11 Jun–17 Jun34%29%8%7%22%
      04 Jun–10 Jun37%26%11%5%22%
      28 May–03 Jun36%25%9%9%21%
      21 May–27 May38%26%9%8%19%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct45%22%9%5%19%
      10 Sep–16 Sep45%22%8%6%19%
      03 Sep–09 Sep46%21%9%3%21%
      27 Aug–02 Sep45%26%6%6%17%
      20 Aug–26 Aug44%24%6%6%20%
      13 Aug–19 Aug44%21%6%7%22%
      06 Aug–12 Aug46%24%9%5%16%
      30 Jul–05 Aug51%23%6%4%17%
      23 Jul–29 Jul52%23%7%4%13%
      16 Jul–22 Jul45%28%7%5%16%
      09 Jul–15 Jul47%25%7%3%18%
      02 Jul–08 Jul47%23%6%3%21%
      25 Jun–01 Jul51%24%4%6%14%
      18 Jun–24 Jun46%27%5%4%18%
      11 Jun–17 Jun41%27%8%5%19%
      04 Jun–10 Jun42%24%7%4%22%
      28 May–03 Jun43%27%6%5%20%
      21 May–27 May48%20%8%7%18%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct30%24%22%20%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep31%26%17%22%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep31%26%20%19%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep31%26%19%18%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug31%25%18%20%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug30%25%19%20%5%
      06 Aug–12 Aug36%25%17%17%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug33%27%19%16%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul35%26%17%17%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul38%24%16%18%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul36%26%18%16%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul34%28%18%16%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul37%27%18%15%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun31%26%18%19%6%
      11 Jun–17 Jun32%27%19%18%4%
      04 Jun–10 Jun30%30%17%17%5%
      28 May–03 Jun32%29%19%14%6%
      21 May–27 May36%29%16%14%5%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct26%28%22%21%3%
      10 Sep–16 Sep27%28%19%22%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep29%26%21%19%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep28%29%19%19%5%
      20 Aug–26 Aug28%27%18%22%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug25%30%21%19%4%
      06 Aug–12 Aug35%27%17%15%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug32%27%19%17%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul33%27%18%16%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul34%28%16%16%6%
      09 Jul–15 Jul32%28%20%16%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul34%28%19%14%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul36%29%18%13%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun30%27%19%18%6%
      11 Jun–17 Jun31%28%18%19%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun28%31%19%18%5%
      28 May–03 Jun31%32%17%14%6%
      21 May–27 May35%32%15%14%4%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct23%23%24%26%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep25%25%20%25%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep28%22%19%25%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep26%24%18%25%7%
      20 Aug–26 Aug24%22%20%27%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug24%25%20%25%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug27%24%20%24%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug27%23%20%24%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul27%23%19%24%7%
      16 Jul–22 Jul28%23%19%22%8%
      09 Jul–15 Jul27%24%19%24%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul28%28%17%21%7%
      25 Jun–01 Jul31%26%19%20%5%
      18 Jun–24 Jun28%25%19%21%7%
      11 Jun–17 Jun30%26%19%19%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun28%27%19%21%6%
      28 May–03 Jun28%31%17%17%7%
      21 May–27 May34%29%18%14%6%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct24%24%17%31%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep25%24%20%27%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep25%25%18%27%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep21%25%19%29%5%
      20 Aug–26 Aug22%23%20%31%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug22%22%21%30%5%
      06 Aug–12 Aug24%23%22%26%4%
      30 Jul–05 Aug24%24%22%26%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul26%23%19%27%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul25%21%22%27%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul26%23%19%27%5%
      02 Jul–08 Jul24%26%21%25%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul28%24%20%24%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun23%24%20%27%6%
      11 Jun–17 Jun24%24%21%27%4%
      04 Jun–10 Jun24%23%22%26%5%
      28 May–03 Jun24%27%21%24%5%
      21 May–27 May30%28%17%21%4%
      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%

      Test people for a fever before letting them enter public buildings

      WaveStrongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDon’t know
      15 Oct–21 Oct42%35%11%8%3%
      10 Sep–16 Sep39%37%11%9%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep42%31%13%8%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep41%34%11%10%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug40%34%12%10%4%
      13 Aug–19 Aug38%35%12%10%5%
      06 Aug–12 Aug46%31%10%8%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug42%33%12%8%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul44%32%10%9%5%
      16 Jul–22 Jul43%33%9%9%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul45%34%10%7%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul44%34%10%8%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul47%35%10%5%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun43%32%9%9%7%
      11 Jun–17 Jun40%35%11%9%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun38%35%13%9%6%
      28 May–03 Jun41%36%11%7%5%
      21 May–27 May41%33%11%9%6%
      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
      15 Oct–21 Oct40%35%13%8%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep40%35%12%9%5%
      03 Sep–09 Sep43%33%11%8%5%
      27 Aug–02 Sep40%34%10%9%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug39%33%13%10%5%
      13 Aug–19 Aug40%34%12%8%6%
      06 Aug–12 Aug44%33%12%7%4%
      30 Jul–05 Aug43%35%9%7%5%
      23 Jul–29 Jul45%30%11%8%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul46%31%11%8%5%
      09 Jul–15 Jul47%32%10%6%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul46%35%9%6%4%
      25 Jun–01 Jul49%33%9%6%4%
      18 Jun–24 Jun43%35%9%8%6%
      11 Jun–17 Jun45%33%9%8%5%
      04 Jun–10 Jun40%35%11%8%6%
      28 May–03 Jun43%35%10%8%5%
      21 May–27 May46%31%10%8%5%
      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%

Are Americans Adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines?

Percent who have done the following in the last week

Left my house for non-essential goods or services

Socialized with people not living in my household while maintaining social distancing

Socialized with people not living in my household without maintaining social distancing

Worn a mask when going out in public

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group
Source: Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Survey. Data collected between March 19 and October 21, 2020.

As Americans have grown more cognizant of the pandemic, many have adjusted their usual habits to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. When thinking about the past week, the majority of Americans say they have worn a mask and socialized with people they don’t live with while observing social distancing rules. Most Americans also report leaving the house for non-essential reasons.

Overall, partisan differences are relatively small but are largest when it comes to socializing with others without maintaining social distance.

  • See the weekly trend for this question
    • All Americans

      Have you done any of the following in the past week?

      Left my house for non-essential goods or services

      WaveYesNo
      27 Aug–02 Sep61%39%
      20 Aug–26 Aug60%40%
      13 Aug–19 Aug59%41%
      06 Aug–12 Aug56%44%
      30 Jul–05 Aug56%44%
      23 Jul–29 Jul56%44%
      16 Jul–22 Jul55%45%
      09 Jul–15 Jul54%46%
      02 Jul–08 Jul56%44%
      25 Jun–01 Jul56%44%
      18 Jun–24 Jun58%42%
      11 Jun–17 Jun57%43%
      04 Jun–10 Jun53%47%
      28 May–03 Jun49%51%

      Socialized with people not living in my household while maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct66%34%
      08 Oct–14 Oct67%33%
      01 Oct–07 Oct64%36%
      24 Sep–30 Sep66%34%
      17 Sep–23 Sep67%33%
      10 Sep–16 Sep64%36%
      03 Sep–09 Sep65%35%
      27 Aug–02 Sep67%33%
      20 Aug–26 Aug65%35%
      13 Aug–19 Aug64%36%
      06 Aug–12 Aug63%37%
      30 Jul–05 Aug61%39%
      23 Jul–29 Jul63%37%
      16 Jul–22 Jul64%36%
      09 Jul–15 Jul65%35%
      02 Jul–08 Jul65%35%
      25 Jun–01 Jul63%37%
      18 Jun–24 Jun65%35%
      11 Jun–17 Jun64%36%
      04 Jun–10 Jun63%37%
      28 May–03 Jun60%40%

      Socialized with people not living in my household without maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct34%66%
      08 Oct–14 Oct37%63%
      01 Oct–07 Oct36%64%
      24 Sep–30 Sep37%63%
      17 Sep–23 Sep35%65%
      10 Sep–16 Sep34%66%
      03 Sep–09 Sep35%65%
      27 Aug–02 Sep35%65%
      20 Aug–26 Aug34%66%
      13 Aug–19 Aug32%68%
      06 Aug–12 Aug30%70%
      30 Jul–05 Aug31%69%
      23 Jul–29 Jul29%71%
      16 Jul–22 Jul32%68%
      09 Jul–15 Jul31%69%
      02 Jul–08 Jul33%67%
      25 Jun–01 Jul33%67%
      18 Jun–24 Jun34%66%
      11 Jun–17 Jun34%66%
      04 Jun–10 Jun32%68%
      28 May–03 Jun29%71%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct93%7%
      08 Oct–14 Oct92%8%
      01 Oct–07 Oct93%7%
      24 Sep–30 Sep92%8%
      17 Sep–23 Sep93%7%
      10 Sep–16 Sep93%7%
      03 Sep–09 Sep93%7%
      27 Aug–02 Sep94%6%
      20 Aug–26 Aug94%6%
      13 Aug–19 Aug93%7%
      06 Aug–12 Aug94%6%
      30 Jul–05 Aug94%6%
      23 Jul–29 Jul94%6%
      16 Jul–22 Jul93%7%
      09 Jul–15 Jul92%8%
      02 Jul–08 Jul91%9%
      25 Jun–01 Jul89%11%
      18 Jun–24 Jun87%13%
      11 Jun–17 Jun85%15%
      04 Jun–10 Jun85%15%
      28 May–03 Jun86%14%
    • Democrats

      Have you done any of the following in the past week?

      Left my house for non-essential goods or services

      WaveYesNo
      27 Aug–02 Sep56%44%
      20 Aug–26 Aug59%41%
      13 Aug–19 Aug55%45%
      06 Aug–12 Aug52%48%
      30 Jul–05 Aug52%48%
      23 Jul–29 Jul54%46%
      16 Jul–22 Jul52%48%
      09 Jul–15 Jul50%50%
      02 Jul–08 Jul53%47%
      25 Jun–01 Jul55%45%
      18 Jun–24 Jun53%47%
      11 Jun–17 Jun53%47%
      04 Jun–10 Jun47%53%
      28 May–03 Jun44%56%

      Socialized with people not living in my household while maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct64%36%
      08 Oct–14 Oct65%35%
      01 Oct–07 Oct64%36%
      24 Sep–30 Sep65%35%
      17 Sep–23 Sep64%36%
      10 Sep–16 Sep65%35%
      03 Sep–09 Sep66%34%
      27 Aug–02 Sep65%35%
      20 Aug–26 Aug64%36%
      13 Aug–19 Aug62%38%
      06 Aug–12 Aug61%39%
      30 Jul–05 Aug60%40%
      23 Jul–29 Jul62%38%
      16 Jul–22 Jul61%39%
      09 Jul–15 Jul63%37%
      02 Jul–08 Jul65%35%
      25 Jun–01 Jul62%38%
      18 Jun–24 Jun64%36%
      11 Jun–17 Jun66%34%
      04 Jun–10 Jun62%38%
      28 May–03 Jun58%42%

      Socialized with people not living in my household without maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct28%72%
      08 Oct–14 Oct29%71%
      01 Oct–07 Oct29%71%
      24 Sep–30 Sep29%71%
      17 Sep–23 Sep27%73%
      10 Sep–16 Sep28%72%
      03 Sep–09 Sep29%71%
      27 Aug–02 Sep27%73%
      20 Aug–26 Aug29%71%
      13 Aug–19 Aug24%76%
      06 Aug–12 Aug25%75%
      30 Jul–05 Aug25%75%
      23 Jul–29 Jul25%75%
      16 Jul–22 Jul27%73%
      09 Jul–15 Jul24%76%
      02 Jul–08 Jul28%72%
      25 Jun–01 Jul27%73%
      18 Jun–24 Jun28%72%
      11 Jun–17 Jun26%74%
      04 Jun–10 Jun24%76%
      28 May–03 Jun25%75%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct96%4%
      08 Oct–14 Oct95%5%
      01 Oct–07 Oct96%4%
      24 Sep–30 Sep95%5%
      17 Sep–23 Sep96%4%
      10 Sep–16 Sep96%4%
      03 Sep–09 Sep97%3%
      27 Aug–02 Sep96%4%
      20 Aug–26 Aug97%3%
      13 Aug–19 Aug96%4%
      06 Aug–12 Aug95%5%
      30 Jul–05 Aug96%4%
      23 Jul–29 Jul97%3%
      16 Jul–22 Jul96%4%
      09 Jul–15 Jul96%4%
      02 Jul–08 Jul95%5%
      25 Jun–01 Jul94%6%
      18 Jun–24 Jun93%7%
      11 Jun–17 Jun92%8%
      04 Jun–10 Jun92%8%
      28 May–03 Jun91%9%
    • Independents

      Have you done any of the following in the past week?

      Left my house for non-essential goods or services

      WaveYesNo
      27 Aug–02 Sep53%47%
      20 Aug–26 Aug51%49%
      13 Aug–19 Aug52%48%
      06 Aug–12 Aug50%50%
      30 Jul–05 Aug53%47%
      23 Jul–29 Jul49%51%
      16 Jul–22 Jul49%51%
      09 Jul–15 Jul49%51%
      02 Jul–08 Jul51%49%
      25 Jun–01 Jul51%49%
      18 Jun–24 Jun55%45%
      11 Jun–17 Jun51%49%
      04 Jun–10 Jun50%50%
      28 May–03 Jun47%53%

      Socialized with people not living in my household while maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct63%37%
      08 Oct–14 Oct64%36%
      01 Oct–07 Oct59%41%
      24 Sep–30 Sep65%35%
      17 Sep–23 Sep60%40%
      10 Sep–16 Sep57%43%
      03 Sep–09 Sep56%44%
      27 Aug–02 Sep63%37%
      20 Aug–26 Aug61%39%
      13 Aug–19 Aug61%39%
      06 Aug–12 Aug62%38%
      30 Jul–05 Aug56%44%
      23 Jul–29 Jul62%38%
      16 Jul–22 Jul60%40%
      09 Jul–15 Jul59%41%
      02 Jul–08 Jul57%43%
      25 Jun–01 Jul60%40%
      18 Jun–24 Jun60%40%
      11 Jun–17 Jun61%39%
      04 Jun–10 Jun59%41%
      28 May–03 Jun53%47%

      Socialized with people not living in my household without maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct29%71%
      08 Oct–14 Oct38%62%
      01 Oct–07 Oct32%68%
      24 Sep–30 Sep32%68%
      17 Sep–23 Sep34%66%
      10 Sep–16 Sep29%71%
      03 Sep–09 Sep33%67%
      27 Aug–02 Sep29%71%
      20 Aug–26 Aug32%68%
      13 Aug–19 Aug31%69%
      06 Aug–12 Aug27%73%
      30 Jul–05 Aug27%73%
      23 Jul–29 Jul28%72%
      16 Jul–22 Jul30%70%
      09 Jul–15 Jul32%68%
      02 Jul–08 Jul29%71%
      25 Jun–01 Jul31%69%
      18 Jun–24 Jun31%69%
      11 Jun–17 Jun33%67%
      04 Jun–10 Jun32%68%
      28 May–03 Jun27%73%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct89%11%
      08 Oct–14 Oct89%11%
      01 Oct–07 Oct89%11%
      24 Sep–30 Sep88%12%
      17 Sep–23 Sep85%15%
      10 Sep–16 Sep88%12%
      03 Sep–09 Sep87%13%
      27 Aug–02 Sep92%8%
      20 Aug–26 Aug92%8%
      13 Aug–19 Aug89%11%
      06 Aug–12 Aug91%9%
      30 Jul–05 Aug89%11%
      23 Jul–29 Jul93%7%
      16 Jul–22 Jul88%12%
      09 Jul–15 Jul86%14%
      02 Jul–08 Jul86%14%
      25 Jun–01 Jul86%14%
      18 Jun–24 Jun83%17%
      11 Jun–17 Jun79%21%
      04 Jun–10 Jun75%25%
      28 May–03 Jun76%24%
    • Republicans

      Have you done any of the following in the past week?


      Left my house for non-essential goods or services

      WaveYesNo
      27 Aug–02 Sep70%30%
      20 Aug–26 Aug64%36%
      13 Aug–19 Aug66%34%
      06 Aug–12 Aug64%36%
      30 Jul–05 Aug62%38%
      23 Jul–29 Jul62%38%
      16 Jul–22 Jul62%38%
      09 Jul–15 Jul62%38%
      02 Jul–08 Jul63%37%
      25 Jun–01 Jul60%40%
      18 Jun–24 Jun65%35%
      11 Jun–17 Jun65%35%
      04 Jun–10 Jun61%39%
      28 May–03 Jun57%43%

      Socialized with people not living in my household while maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct70%30%
      08 Oct–14 Oct71%29%
      01 Oct–07 Oct67%33%
      24 Sep–30 Sep67%33%
      17 Sep–23 Sep71%29%
      10 Sep–16 Sep67%33%
      03 Sep–09 Sep67%33%
      27 Aug–02 Sep70%30%
      20 Aug–26 Aug68%32%
      13 Aug–19 Aug68%32%
      06 Aug–12 Aug65%35%
      30 Jul–05 Aug66%34%
      23 Jul–29 Jul65%35%
      16 Jul–22 Jul69%31%
      09 Jul–15 Jul69%31%
      02 Jul–08 Jul67%33%
      25 Jun–01 Jul66%34%
      18 Jun–24 Jun69%31%
      11 Jun–17 Jun65%35%
      04 Jun–10 Jun67%33%
      28 May–03 Jun66%34%

      Socialized with people not living in my household without maintaining social distancing

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct43%57%
      08 Oct–14 Oct46%54%
      01 Oct–07 Oct45%55%
      24 Sep–30 Sep46%54%
      17 Sep–23 Sep45%55%
      10 Sep–16 Sep44%56%
      03 Sep–09 Sep42%58%
      27 Aug–02 Sep44%56%
      20 Aug–26 Aug40%60%
      13 Aug–19 Aug40%60%
      06 Aug–12 Aug37%63%
      30 Jul–05 Aug39%61%
      23 Jul–29 Jul34%66%
      16 Jul–22 Jul38%62%
      09 Jul–15 Jul40%60%
      02 Jul–08 Jul40%60%
      25 Jun–01 Jul40%60%
      18 Jun–24 Jun42%58%
      11 Jun–17 Jun43%57%
      04 Jun–10 Jun41%59%
      28 May–03 Jun35%65%

      Worn a mask when going out in public

      WaveYesNo
      15 Oct–21 Oct92%8%
      08 Oct–14 Oct91%9%
      01 Oct–07 Oct93%7%
      24 Sep–30 Sep92%8%
      17 Sep–23 Sep93%7%
      10 Sep–16 Sep92%8%
      03 Sep–09 Sep93%7%
      27 Aug–02 Sep93%7%
      20 Aug–26 Aug93%7%
      13 Aug–19 Aug91%9%
      06 Aug–12 Aug93%7%
      30 Jul–05 Aug93%7%
      23 Jul–29 Jul91%9%
      16 Jul–22 Jul90%10%
      09 Jul–15 Jul90%10%
      02 Jul–08 Jul88%12%
      25 Jun–01 Jul86%14%
      18 Jun–24 Jun82%18%
      11 Jun–17 Jun80%20%
      04 Jun–10 Jun81%19%
      28 May–03 Jun83%17%



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