Level of concern about coronavirus spreading in the U.S. as of January 2020, by age

According to a January 2020 survey, 44 percent of adults aged 65 years and older were concerned about the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., compared to 31 percent of adults between to ages of 45 and 54. This statistic shows the proportion of adults concerned about the new coronavirus spreading within the U.S. as of January 2020, by age group.

Proportion of U.S. adults concerned about the new coronavirus spreading within the U.S. as of January 2020, by age group

18 to 29 years30 to 44 years45 to 54 years55 to 64 years65 years and older
Very concerned33%34%38%42%39%
Somewhat concerned33%37%31%38%44%
Not very concerned15%18%18%15%12%
Not at all concerned9%5%9%3%2%
Don't know/no opinion10%6%4%2%3%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 24 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Specifically, how concerned are you about coronavirus spreading in the United States?"

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