Overall, 29 percent of Americans say health care is the most important issue to them, according to a new Economist / YouGov Poll of nearly 1,500 US citizens, followed by 22 percent who say the top issue is jobs and the economy.
Nearly three in 10 Americans ages 18 to 24 (28%) say they would be very willing to wear a mask at home, compared to 36 percent of 25-to 34-year-olds, 39 percent of 35-to 44-year-olds, 45 percent of 45-to 54-year-olds, and 44 percent of Americans over the age of 55.
By 69 percent to 24 percent, most Americans are concerned about a fast-tracked coronavirus vaccine.
30 percent of Black Americans and 16 percent of Hispanic Americans say they have a family member or close friend who has died of COVID-19 (vs. 10% of white Americans).
Democrats (41%) are more likely than Independents (21%) and Republicans (17%) to say they trust the CDC a lot. Two in five (40%) Democrats say they somewhat trust the CDC, compared to 31 percent of Independents and 34 percent of Republicans.
A mid-July 2020 YouGov survey found that regular, in-person instruction for the fall term is opposed by a majority (54%) of voters. But there is a sizable gap between Americans who live in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
Recent data from The Economist/YouGov polling finds that with regards to COVID-19, 44 percent of Americans believe that the worst is yet to come.
Democrats (56%) are more likely than Independents (26%) and Republicans (17%) to say they trust Fauci a lot. A quarter (24%) of Democrats say they somewhat trust him, compared to 21 percent of Independents and Republicans.
Many state economies have emerged from COVID-19 dormancy, and almost as many are struggling to find the right mix of business support and disease management. The same goes for Americans, who have differing opinions on what parts of society should reopen and what should remain closed.
A wide swath of Americans say they won’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, if one becomes available, according to new Yahoo News/YouGov survey data.