COVID-19 Monitor Survey of U.S. Adults

We’re measuring American attitudes and behaviors related to COVID-19 and tracking how they change over time. Receive alerts as we roll out results.

Topics for data-driven insights

Topics covered in the ICF COVID-19 Monitor Survey of U.S. Adults include public health, economic and personal finance impact, mitigation, and mental health. The survey questions remain largely consistent from wave to wave, allowing us to track how American attitudes about COVID-19 are changing over time.
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Public health

How public perception and behaviors change as exposure to the novel coronavirus varies over time throughout the pandemic.
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Economy

How economic concerns influence the way people feel about the importance of public health measures over time throughout the pandemic.
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Mitigation

How Americans feel about the information they’re getting from the government and news media, and their perception of mitigation strategies.
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Mental health

We examine the mental health of Americans, including relationships to economic and health outcomes, and reported substance use within a mental health context.
Read about the results
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Even as stay-at-home orders were extended in April, Americans continued to favor public health over the economy.
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How did the pandemic impact American mental health in April?
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Americans still see COVID-19 as a threat–but increasingly feel that the worst is behind us
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Survey reveals the need for stronger mental health recovery infrastructure
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Who do Americans trust for COVID-19 news and information?
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Americans pick public health over the economy—even with near-record unemployment.
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Do Americans see COVID-19 as a personal threat?
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Which COVID-19 mitigation measures do people support?

Data spotlight

At the end of March, the majority of states had closed schools and nonessential businesses, and had also restricted public gatherings. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health officials had advised the public to engage in social distancing and other measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Overwhelmingly, Americans supported many of these measures.

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About the survey

The ICF COVID-19 Monitor Survey of U.S. Adults is sponsored by ICF and MFour Mobile Research. The survey was conducted with a Census-balanced, national sample of 1,000 adults (ages 18 and over) drawn from a national non-probability mobile panel. Respondents for the survey were drawn from the MFour mobile panel of approximately two million persons. The overall panel is designed to provide national non-probability samples of adults that are comparable to the geographic and demographic distribution of the U.S. adult population.

The first wave of data collection was conducted between March 28 and April 2, 2020. The second wave of data collection fielded between April 14 and April 22. We plan to release findings from two more waves of data collection May and June 2020.

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