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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:43 AM

U.S. Optimism About COVID-19 Situation Reaches New High

Source: Gallup

MARCH 5, 2021

BY RJ REINHART

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
60% of Americans report COVID-19 situation is improving, a trend high
22% worry about access to COVID-19 tests, down from 60% last April
Since June, seven in 10 U.S. adults have reported experiencing disruption


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the U.S., Americans have become markedly more upbeat in their views of the trajectory of the situation, and their worries about access to testing and medical supplies and services have eased. At the same time, Americans' reports of the extent to which the pandemic has disrupted their lives, and their predictions for how long the disruption will last, remain steady.

Six in 10 See COVID-19 Situation as Getting Better

For the first time in Gallup's trend, a majority of Americans (60%) perceive the coronavirus situation in the U.S. as getting better, while 26% say it is staying the same and 14% believe it is getting worse. This record-high optimism likely reflects the steep decline in new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. in late January and early February. Gallup previously documented a strong relationship between changes in COVID infection rates and Americans' assessment of the situation. When the percentage of new COVID-19 cases spiked in the summer and fall, majorities of Americans said the situation was getting worse.

Last April, when Gallup first asked Americans for their views on the COVID-19 situation in the U.S., 56% said it was getting worse, while 29% said it was getting better and 15% said it was staying the same. Through mid-June, roughly four in 10 Americans said the situation was improving, including a then-record high of 47% during the first week of June.





Read more: https://news.gallup.com/poll/331832/optimism-covid-situation-reaches-new-high.aspx

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:51 AM

1. Thanks President Biden!

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:54 AM

2. Thank you, President Biden.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:23 PM

3. I'm way more optimisitic now than I was 8 months ago.

I feel like we'll finally see light at the end of the tunnel. And it's all thanks to having competent leadership in the White House! Go Joe!

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