CORONAVIRUS TREND TRACKER
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Public Opinion
Updating regularly to track how the pandemic is shaping our politics, economy, culture and daily life

Understanding the evolving public response to the coronavirus outbreak is vital in grasping the nature of this crisis and mapping where we go next. On a weekly basis, Morning Consult is conducting thousands of surveys to track the ways the outbreak is impacting our politics, economy, culture, and daily life. Every week, we’ll comb through the latest data and update this page with the trends you need to understand.

 

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PERSONAL IMPACT
Concern Over the Outbreak is Starting to Tick Back Up Amid Surge of New Cases
The share of U.S. adults who are "very" concerned about the coronavirus outbreak, by generation
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted August 5-10, 2020.

 

 

PERSONAL IMPACT
Republicans Less Likely to Say the Outbreak Is a Severe Health Risk in Their Community
The share of U.S. adults who say the coronavirus is a severe health risk in their local community:
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted August 5-10, 2020.

 

 

PERSONAL IMPACT
Just Over Half of Americans Say They Would Get Vaccinated if One Became Available
The share of U.S. adults who say that they would get vaccinated if a vaccine that protects from the coronavirus became available:
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted August 5-10, 2020.

 

 

PERSONAL IMPACT
The Share of Americans Socializing in Public Places Has Plateaued After Steady Increase
The share of U.S. adults who say that they are either “continuing to socialize in public places” or “continuing to socialize in public places, but less than before.”
In addition to those responses, respondents could also select the following: “I am not going to public places, but I am socializing with friends or family in my or their homes,” “I am not going to public places or interacting in-person, but I am socializing with friends or family virtually,“ and “I am not going to public places nor am I socializing with family or friends.”
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted August 5-10, 2020.

 

PERSONAL IMPACT
Trump's Most Ardent Supporters are Less Likely to Say Masks are Effective
The share of U.S. adults who say face masks are effective at preventing the spread of the coronavirus
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted August 5-10, 2020.

 

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT
More Than 8 in 10 Americans Are Concerned About the Impact on Their Local Economy
Share of U.S. adults who are concerned about the coronavirus impact on the economy:
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted July 31 - August 2, 2020.

 

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT
Where Consumer Confidence Stands in All 50 States
The Morning Consult Index of Consumer Sentiment by state as of August 1, 2020
Each day, Morning Consult surveys over 6,000 U.S. consumers on their views regarding current and future personal financial conditions and business conditions in the country as a whole. The results from those survey interviews are inputted into the Morning Consult Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), with higher numbers indicating higher consumer confidence.
This data comes from Morning Consult Economic Intelligence, which surveys nearly 15,000 respondents globally on a daily basis on their personal finances and economic outlook
ECONOMIC IMPACT
Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Prioritize the Economic Impact of the Outbreak
The share of U.S. adults who say they are more concerned about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak than the public health impact:
This data comes from the weekly Morning Consult/Politico survey, which is based on 1,991 surveys with registered voters, conducted July 17-19, 2020.

 

 

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT
Voters Continue to Believe Social Distancing is Worth the Potential Economic Cost
This chart shows the share of registered voters who agree “Americans should continue to social distance for as long as is needed to curb the spread of coronavirus even if it means continued damage to the economy.” Respondents could also choose the response “Americans should stop social distancing to stimulate the economy even if it means increasing the spread of coronavirus,” or that they don’t know or don’t have an opinion.
This data comes from the weekly Morning Consult/Politico survey, which is based on 1,991 surveys with registered voters, conducted July 17-19, 2020.

 

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
Net Approval of Trump's Coronavirus Response Remains Underwater
Net approval (approval minus disapproval) among registered voters of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted July 17-19, 2020.

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
Support for Leaders’ Handling of the Outbreak is Falling Across the Board
Net approval (approval minus disapproval) among registered voters of each of the following’s handling of the coronavirus:
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted July 31 - August 2, 2020.

 

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
Americans Increasingly Think Other Countries Are Responding More Effectively to the Pandemic
The share of U.S. adults who say each of following describe the United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic “very” or “somewhat” well:
This data comes from Morning Consult's weekly coronavirus survey tracker, based on 2,200 surveys of U.S. adults. The latest survey was conducted July 31 - August 2, 2020.

 

 

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
Voters Trust Biden, Congressional Democrats More to Handle the Coronavirus
Who do you trust more to handle the coronavirus?*
This data comes from the weekly Morning Consult/Politico survey, which is based on 1,992 surveys with registered voters, conducted June 26-29, 2020.
When asking about Congress, voters are asked who they trust to handle "the coronavirus." When asking about the presidential candidates, voters are asked who they trust to handle "the spread of coronavirus."

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
How the Approval Ratings of World Leaders Have Shifted Since the Onset of the Pandemic
The share of adults in each country who approve of their respective head of state:
This data comes from Morning Consult Political Intelligence and is based on an average of over 3,000 weekly interviews per non-U.S. leader, and over 49.000 weekly interviews for Trump. The latest data is based on surveys conducted July 15-21 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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The data on this page primarily comes from four sources: a twice-weekly survey dedicated to tracking the coronavirus, the weekly Morning Consult/Politico poll tracking topical political events, Morning Consult Economic Intelligence, and Brand Intelligence.

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