Alarming accounts about coronavirus are many, and the messages are mixed. It is an emotionally charged issue in the U.S. as citizens weigh their own needs against those now under siege from the virus. It’s complicated, and not without partisan divides.
A hefty majority of Americans — 65% — say the U.S. government should “quarantine people in the United States who have recently been to China”; 77% of Republicans, 58% of independents and 64% of Democrats agree — along with 65% of both women and men.
Are Americans worried? Not so much. The survey found that 39% overall said they were worried; that includes 31% of Republicans, 39% of independents, 44% of Democrats, 35% of women and 42% of men.