While a majority of Americans still view the coronavirus pandemic as mostly a health crisis, more people are seeing it primarily as an economic crisis, according to a new poll.
A NBC|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll released Tuesday indicates more Americans are beginning to worry about how long it is taking for businesses to reopen amid the pandemic.
Poll results show:
- 52% of Americans say the coronavirus pandemic is predominantly a health crisis.
- 47% of Americans say the pandemic is more of an economic crisis.
- 54% of Americans say it is a bigger concern that businesses are reopening too quickly compared to 42% of people who say they are worried that businesses aren’t opening fast enough.
Even though health concerns are still ahead of economic worries, according to the poll results, more Americans are expressing concerns over the toll the virus has taken on the economy compared to poll results from a survey conducted in early July.
According to an early July poll, 63% of Americans viewed businesses reopening too quickly as the bigger concern, compared to 33% who said they were more worried about slower reopenings.
Results from the early July poll found that 56% of Americans said they saw the pandemic as more of a health crisis, while 43% reported they viewed it as more of an economic crisis.
The poll surveyed 35,847 adults between Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The margin of error is plus or minus 1 percentage point.
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