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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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A closer look at the reluctance to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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COVID-19 survey: American vaccine sentiment in July
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COVID-19 survey: Rural Americans feel COVID-19 threat less
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COVID-19 survey: Americans hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine
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COVID-19 survey: How COVID-19 has impacted the LGBTQ community
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COVID-19 survey: American trust in government continues to decline
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COVID-19 Survey: Optimism about pandemic declines among American frequent travelers
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COVID-19 Survey: American frequent travelers cautiously eye future travel
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COVID-19 survey: Unemployed Americans pessimistic on economy
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COVID-19 survey: Psychological distress during the pandemic
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COVID-19 survey: American attitudes about a COVID-19 vaccine
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COVID-19 survey: More Americans believe they won’t contract COVID-19
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Survey shows that Americans’ trust in government response to COVID-19 is eroding
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Survey: Americans still pick public health over the economy during COVID-19
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Survey: American mental health worse during COVID-19
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Americans still see COVID-19 as a threat–but public opinion is shifting
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COVID-19 survey: COVID-19 takes a toll on American mental health
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COVID-19 survey: Who do Americans trust for COVID-19 news?
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Survey: Americans pick health over economy during COVID-19
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Survey: 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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