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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UPDATES: Jan. 11, 2021

Public frustration over vaccine rollout: Americans are frustrated with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and view it as disorganized and too slow, according to a new Morning Consult poll conducted as the pace of immunizations picks up in the United States. As of Friday morning, nearly 6.7 million people had received their first shot, a pace that is increasing by the day but remains far behind federal health officials’ goal of 20 million by the end of December. The public is keenly aware: 3 in 5 adults described the rollout as frustrating, according to the survey, while more than half said it has been disorganized or too slow and 40 percent said the United States was doing a worse job than other countries.

New low for Trump: Net approval for President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus hit an all-time low among registered voters at minus-24, with 36 percent approving and 60 percent disapproving of his performance. The drop in net approval, which was minus-18 the previous week, was fueled by a record-low mark from Republican voters with a net approval of plus-46 (71 percent approve, 25 percent disapprove), down from plus-61 last week. Independents are increasingly souring on Trump’s handling of the pandemic as well, as net approval among those voters fell in a week from minus-22 to minus-34, the second-lowest mark from the group since Morning Consult began tracking the question in late February.

Vaccine check-in part I: The share of Republicans who said they’d get a COVID-19 vaccine reached 51 percent, topping 1 in 2 for the first time since the end of October, though that share has held relatively stable for weeks. A 17-point gap remains between Republicans and Democrats, 68 percent of whom said they’d get vaccinated.

Vaccine check-in part II: The share of Black adults who said they’d get a COVID-19 vaccine fell 10 percentage points over the past week, with 34 percent now saying they would get inoculated. That figure is the lowest mark for Black adults since the end of November, when 32 percent said they would get vaccinated.

Risk factor: About 2 in 5 adults said COVID-19 presents a severe risk in their local community, a share that has remained unchanged in recent weeks even as the pandemic worsens across the country. One in 3 Republicans said the coronavirus is a severe local risk, compared with more than 1 in 2 Democrats.

PERSONAL IMPACT
Concern Over Outbreak Among All Adults Dropping Slightly
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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

PERSONAL IMPACT
Republicans Less Likely Than Democrats 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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

PERSONAL IMPACT
Over 1 in 2 Americans Say They Would Get a Coronavirus Vaccine
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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

PERSONAL IMPACT
Black Adults Less Likely to Say They'd Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

PERSONAL IMPACT
Just Over a Quarter of Americans Are Still Socializing in Public Places
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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

ECONOMIC IMPACT
Roughly 4 in 5 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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

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. The most recent survey was conducted Jan. 8-11, 2021.

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 surveys with registered voters. The most recent survey was conducted Jan. 8-11, 2021.

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 surveys of roughly 1,900 registered voters each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

POLITICAL IMPACT
Support for Leaders’ Handling of the Outbreak Is Largely Stable Following Steady Decline
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 surveys of roughly 1,900 registered voters each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

 

POLITICAL IMPACT
Most Adults Think U.S. Is Responding Less Effectively to the Pandemic Than Other Countries
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 surveys of 2,200 U.S. adults each. The latest survey was conducted Jan. 8-10, 2021.

POLITICAL IMPACT
Voters Trust 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 Jan. 8-11, 2021.

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

Page design by Nick Laughlin. Updates by Gaby Galvin, Claire Williams, Matt Bracken and Brian Yermal Jr. Notice any issues? Email us.

 

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