A recent survey of 18,132 people across 50 states and the District of Columbia revealed how a generalized sample of the United States population is feeling about the coronavirus pandemic and how the government has handled it. Responses were collected from May 16 to May 31, and the survey and report were conducted by Rutgers, Harvard, Northeastern and Northwestern.
Among the findings:
- 46% think the federal government is not taking the pandemic seriously enough.
- Almost a third of respondents (31%) say they would avoid going to restaurants for as long as possible even after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.
- 41% believe all or most of the information they see about COVID-19 is accurate or trustworthy.
- More than 73% of white participants received a financial relief payment compared to 57% of African-Americans, 56% of Hispanic respondents and 55% of Asian-Americans.