Special report on three years of public opinion research throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including Americans’ reflections on safety measures.
Most Americans believe “the worst is over” regarding the pandemic while split on how much it is impacting daily life
Amid the latest surge in coronavirus cases, just three in ten Americans believe “the worst is yet to come” with the pandemic.
While most Americans are optimistic that the worst is over, they are split on how to approach the next stage of the pandemic.
Only three in ten Americans believe the country has created more jobs in the last year; a similar share say jobs were lost in the last year.
A majority of Americans also support sharing extra vaccine doses with the rest of the world to prevent future variants.
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, nearly three in five Americans would not trust the Court’s future decisions.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans also support Biden’s economic agenda and an increasing share say the economy is creating more jobs, not fewer.
While mask mandates remain broadly supported, there is more support when cases are higher and support for lifting them when cases are lower.
A majority also believe Biden is trying to do what’s best for the country – even as his overall approval rating remains net negative.
These focus groups revealed a desire for President Biden to be out there more and being active, particularly on canceling student loan debt.
More than two thirds of Americans support President Biden’s plans to distribute testing and masks to American households.
By 20 points, the public agrees managing the pandemic through masks/tests/vaccines is key to prevent too many workers from getting sick.
As nearly seven in ten Americans express concern about the Omicron variant, similar shares support a variety of pandemic mitigation measures.
Significant majorities of Americans continue to support both the stimulus checks sent out earlier this year and the Build Back Better agenda.