Most Americans are pessimistic about the country’s struggle against COVID-19, and they’re almost as worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they are about its health impact.
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While Congress continues debating whether to send Americans as much as $2,000 in a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments, voters overwhelmingly say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For most Americans, New Year’s Day is just another holiday, but they welcome it this year because it will put the dreadful 2020 behind them.
Americans remain generally positive about the media’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and don’t think the risks of the disease have been overhyped.
Most Americans still consider Christmas one of our most important holidays, but with the COVID-19 lockdown, fewer say they plan to go to church this holiday season.
The clock’s ticking, and a sizable number of Americans still have holiday shopping to do.
Americans are cautious about the new anti-coronavirus vaccine and slightly more reluctant to get one. Most also aren’t convinced that the vaccine will be administered fairly.
For most Americans, Christmas remains more a religious experience than a time to buy things.
Concern about the coronavirus remains high among Americans, and most suspect that we will be wearing masks and living in lockdown for at least the next six months.
Americans are holiday shopping at their usual pace but aren’t planning to spend as much as they have in the last several years.
With anti-coronavirus restrictions being reimposed in many areas, Americans are less likely to do any in-person Black Friday shopping this year, while online holiday shopping appears ready to edge past last year’s record pace.
Health officials have encouraged Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving to prevent a coronavirus surge, but travel plans appear to be down only slightly.
Democrats are a lot more eager to get the anti-coronavirus vaccine now that it appears Joe Biden will be administering the shot.
As positive COVID cases cross the 11 million mark in the United States, more Americans are now saying they or someone in their immediate family have gotten a positive test result. But even as these numbers climb, there has been little perceived change in how states are handling lockdown restrictions.
Democrats strongly agree with their nominee Joe Biden that America is entering “a dark winter” because of the coronavirus, but other voters aren’t nearly as gloomy. President Trump is more upbeat, promising a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and most voters say they’re likely to get one.
Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.
President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.
Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.
Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.
Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.