This data is from Heart + Mind Strategies’ latest Coronavirus Tracking Poll, which was conducted on September 2-3, 2020. This was an online quantitative survey. In total, a sample of n=1,008 interviews were conducted.
Since March 2020, Heart + Mind Strategies’ Coronavirus Tracking Poll has followed Americans’ reactions to the government’s pandemic response. The most recent wave of polling, conducted on September 2-3, indicates many Americans lean toward approaches that take local conditions into account and keep decisions at the state level.
|Favor less strict shutdowns based upon local conditions ||43%||50%||40%||34%|
|Favor strict shutdowns ||38%||33%||46%||39%|
| Are not sure ||19%||17%||14%||28%|
|Federal Government||26% (0)||18%||12%||9%|
|Level of Concern||Total||Republicans||Democrats||Independents|
|Just a little/Not at all||39% (0)||33%||43%||49%|
The majority of Americans say messages from the US government are leaving them more confused.
State Policy Network is working with Heart + Mind Strategies to track the American public’s opinions through this time of upheaval and change. The Heart + Mind Strategies’ Coronavirus Tracking Poll has been fielded weekly since March 18-19, 2020. In June, the polling schedule shifted to bi-weekly, with the most recent field dates of September 2-3, 2020, informing this article. This was an online quantitative survey. In total, a sample of n=1,008 interviews were conducted.