Amid Public Health Crisis, Americans Battling an Array of Downstream Challenges
More than 7 in 10 say the pandemic has created some issues in their life

As governmental officials and medical professionals work to mitigate the devastating health consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, most Americans are personally battling with the secondary effects stemming from the pandemic. 

Overall, 14 percent of Americans say the pandemic has deeply affected their life and created significant challenges for them. The majority (57 percent) say the pandemic has created some issues in their life but that they are manageable. 


The share of U.S. adults who say they most agree with each of the following:


Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults say that the general stress and anxiety associated with the crisis has been challenging for them, and another 32 percent say the same about personal finances. Health problems rate lowest on the list of issues stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.


The share of U.S. adults who say the following have been challenging on a personal level during the COVID-19 pandemic:


A third of Americans say their mental health has deteriorated, and a slightly higher share say their diet has gotten worse. Nearly three times as many respondents say their personal finances have gotten much worse than say the same about their physical health. 


The share who say each of the following have gotten better or worse since the COVID-19 outbreak started:


This was originally posted to Morning Consult’s Coronavirus Trend Tracker, and is based on a survey conducted April 29-30, among 2,201 U.S. adults.

By Nicholas Laughlin | Published May 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET.


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