Mary Rose Corkery, DCNF
Most Americans fear participating in protests will increase spread of the coronavirus and potentially harm their health, according to an Axios-Ipsos poll released Tuesday.
The vast majority of respondents, 86%, said going to protests and demonstrations was a large or moderate risk to their health, according to the poll, and only 13% said there was “little to no risk” to their health.
According to the poll, 79% of respondents were worried the protests and demonstrations would result in a spike of coronavirus cases across the country, with 25% saying they were “extremely concerned,” another 25% who were “very concerned,” and 29% who said they were “somewhat concerned,” the poll data showed.
In general, 60% Democrats, 51% Independents, and 37% Republicans said they were “extremely or very worried” about an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to the poll.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top epidemiologist on the White House’s coronavirus task force, expressed concerns of a possible “resurgence” of cases as a result of protests last week.
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) June 5, 2020
Of the participants, 1 in 10 knew a family member or friend who went to a protest, and 2% of the respondents had been to a protest or demonstration themselves, the poll reported. 16% of Democrats, 3% Republicans and 12% Independents were close to someone who has protested, the poll found.
Just over half of the respondents (53%) said they believed there is a minimal risk to health if Americans “return to work,” while 46% think there is a high risk, according to the poll. Fewer people, 39% of respondents, said they believe there is little risk to health if Americans go out to restaurants, but 60% said going out to restaurants presents a “large, moderate risk,” according to the poll.
The poll surveyed 1,006 adults between June 5 – 8 with a 3.3% margin of error. The survey was part of the ongoing Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
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