Majority of Americans Know of Reported COVID-19 Cases in their Community

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has become real to many Americans within the last couple of weeks.  For the first time in the Economist/YouGov Polls on COVID-19, more than half the public said they know about cases reported in their own community. The number grew nine points in the last week, and 19 points in the last two weeks.  Currently 15% of people in the U.S. think Americans are overreacting to the threat of the coronavirus.   More than half of people who know of cases in their communities say Americans are not taking the risks of coronavirus seriously enough.   

(YouGov)