U.S. opinions on the coronavirus affecting families and communities as of Jan. 2020

According to a January 2020 survey, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. believed that it was very unlikely that the new coronavirus will affect someone in their family. In comparison, 18 percent indicated that they thought it was very likely that a person in their state will be affected. This statistic shows opinions on the likelihood of the new coronavirus affecting families, communities, and states in the U.S. as of January 2020.

Opinions on the likelihood of the new coronavirus affecting families and communities in the U.S. as of January 2020

Very likelySomewhat likelySomewhat unlikelyVery unlikelyDon't know/no opinion
Family5%8%24%44%19%
Local community6%18%28%29%19%
State18%29%19%16%18%
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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: "In your view, how likely is it that someone in the following will be affected with the coronavirus? (Your family, your local community, your state)"

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