Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters are more worried about the economic threat posed by the coronavirus than the health threat. However, a national survey conducted by Scott Rasmussen found that 53% are more worried about the health issues.
Republicans, by a 60% to 33% margin, are more worried about the economic impact. Democrats, by a 70% to 22% margin, are more worried about the health threat. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Independent voters are most concerned about the health issues, but 34% take the opposite view.
In terms of their own life, 46% are Very Worried the coronavirus will cause serious economic problems for their immediate family.
Thirty-six percent (36%) are Very Worried it will cause serious health issues.
How worried are you that the Coronavirus will cause serious health issues for you or a member of your immediate family?
36% Very Worried
43% Somewhat Worried
16% Not Very Worried
5% Not at All Worried
How worried are you that the Coronavirus will cause serious economic problems for you or a member of your immediate family?
46% Very Worried
38% Somewhat Worried
13% Not Very Worried
3% Not at All Worried
For the United States as a whole—which worries you the most about the coronavirus: the health threat or the economic threat?
53% Health Threat
38% Economic Threat
8% Not Sure
The survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from March 26-28, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Approximately 72% of the survey respondents were selected at random from lists of Registered Voters. The remainder were selected through Random Digital Engagement. Most were contacted online while 247 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by gender, age, race, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.