U.S. adults' level of concern about the coronavirus outbreak as of Oct. 2020, by age

Proportion of adults in the U.S. who were concerned about the new coronavirus outbreak as of October 2020, by age group

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Release date

October 2020


United States

Survey time period

October 29 to 31, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "As you may know, a new strain of a virus called coronavirus was identified by Chinese authorities in early January, and has spread around the world, infecting millions of individuals and killing hundreds of thousands of people globally. The World Health Organization declared this outbreak of the coronavirus is a pandemic, posing a risk to countries outside of China. President Trump declared a public health emergency in the United States shortly after.Based on what you know, how concerned are you about the outbreak of coronavirus?"

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