Americans’ Fear Of Catching COVID-19 Drops To Record Low: Gallup
By RJ Reinhart of Gallup.com,
Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC
- 35% of Americans are worried about catching COVID-19, down from 49%
- 77% say the COVID-19 situation in the U.S. is improving, up from 60%
- 64% report at least a fair amount of disruption to their lives, down from 70%
At the same time Americans’ satisfaction with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has surged, their concerns about getting the virus and about the availability of coronavirus tests and hospital services/treatment have fallen to record lows.
Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults now say they are very or somewhat worried about contracting COVID-19, the lowest point in Gallup’s trend since April 2020. Twenty-two percent of Americans are very or moderately worried about access to hospital services/treatment, and 14% are just as worried about access to COVID-19 tests.
These data come from Gallup’s latest COVID-19 probability-based web panel survey, conducted March 15-21 as vaccination rates continued to climb across the country. The current 35% worried about contracting COVID-19 is down 14 percentage points from February, and well off the record-high 59% of Americans who voiced concerns about catching the disease last summer. That high came as the number of COVID-19 cases surged following the lifting of restrictions on businesses in June.