Three in four Americans now believe “the worst is over” with regard to the pandemic as an increasing share of the country sees America returning to normal by the end of the year.
Nearly seven in ten – including a plurality of Republicans – say Biden has had a positive impact on the state of the pandemic.
Approval of the vaccine rollout has improved by 33 points since February as two-thirds of Americans see Biden’s pandemic policies as having a “positive impact.”
Approval ratings of President Biden have remained in net positive territory as support for the American Rescue Plan remains consistently broad.
Majorities approve of how Biden is handling his job overall, the economy, and the pandemic; more than one in three Republicans say they are unlikely to get vaccinated.
With more than one in three Americans report being vaccinated, approval of the vaccine rollout has risen 30 points in the last two months.
Focus groups with women essential workers across the country reveal a deep, personal impact from the pandemic, setting expectations for “a new normal” rather than a “return to normal.”
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, majorities of Americans believe “the worst is over” with the pandemic and have confidence in their personal financial situation.
Americans report feeling “exhausted” but “hopeful,” and for the first time more Americans say the “worst is over” than say the worst is “yet to come.”
Nearly two in three Americans approve of Biden’s handling of coronavirus as the share saying “the worst is yet to come” continues to decline.
Most Americans are hearing some or mostly positive things about Biden with his focus on combatting coronavirus as his top priority, with economic relief close behind.
So far, Americans see their top priorities of the pandemic, economy, and healthcare reflected well in the focus of the new administration.
Three in four Americans now know someone who has had coronavirus and more than a third know someone who has died from complications related to it; as most have received checks from the economic relief passed last month, the public largely sees the bill as not doing enough.
There is near-unanimous support for additional economic relief as three in four Americans view the state of the economy negatively; nearly two in three support canceling at least some student loan debt, and find convincing arguments framing it as an economic stimulus and closing the racial wealth gap.
Nearly three-fourths of Americans now know someone who has been infected with coronavirus; three in five Americans now say they are likely to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available.