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Americans’ Risk Perceptions and Emotional Responses to COVID-19 – April 2020


Report Summary

Drawing on a scientific national survey (N = 3,933; including 3,188 registered voters), this report describes Americans’ risk perceptions and emotional responses to COVID-19 to inform the public health community, policymakers, and the public.

The survey was conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (climatecommunication.yale.edu) and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (climatechangecommunication.org) and fielded by Climate Nexus Polling (climatenexus.org/polls/climate-change-polling/). Interview dates: April 3 -7, 2020. Average margin of error +/- 2 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.