Concern about catching COVID-19 drops to all time low in U.S.

by Joel Abbott · Apr 7th, 2021 2:02 pm

Last Updated Apr 9th, 2021 at 8:53 am

Americans have the lowest levels of worry about COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic thanks to the rising numbers of vaccinations and decreasing levels of cases, according to a new Gallup poll.

Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults say they are "very or somewhat worried" about becoming infected with the virus, and 22% are "very or moderately worried" about getting treatment.

"Worry about contracting COVID-19 is down among almost all key segments of society since February, especially among older adults," said Gallup.

At the beginning of the pandemic in spring 2020, 64% of Americans were worried about contracting COVID-19.

After declining for several months, that number spiked last July at 59% and has drastically decreased over the past few months, mirroring the decline in cases across the nation.

Some groups with the greatest current levels of worry include Democrats (50%), the unvaccinated who want to receive the vaccine (49%), non-white adults (45%), those between 18 and 44 years of age (42%), college graduates (40%), and women (39%).

Those with the least concern included senior citizens (21%), those who do not want the vaccine (19%), and Republicans (17%).

Gallup also noted nearly 8 in 10 Americans are seeing the overall situation improving.


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