89% Support Ban on Travel from China

A One America News survey found strong support for early actions taken by governments and private companies to address the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Seventy-three percent (73%) Strongly Approve of the ban on travel from China, higher than support for any other action.
    *  The lowest level of support was found for suspending college basketball tournaments and professional sports events. Still, 51% Strongly Approve.
  • In all cases, approval is higher among older people than younger voters.
  • In the case of the travel bans, support is higher among Republicans than other voters. However, a majority in all parties support the travel bans.
    *  Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans Strongly Approve of the ban on travel from China. That view is shared by 66% of Democrats and 66% of Independent voters.
    *  The ban on European travel earns Strong Approval from 77% of Republicans, 52% of Democrats, and 54% of other voters.

SUMMARY OF VIEWS TOWARDS VARIOUS ACTIONS

APPROVE (Strongly) DISAPPROVE
China Travel Ban 89% (73%) 10%
European Travel Ban 84% (61%) 13%
Encouraging Work From Home 89% (63%) 10%
Suspending Sports Events 75% (51%) 20%
State Bans of Large Gatherings 81% (54%) 16%
Co-payment Waivers 90% (72%) 9%
Campus Closures 82% (57%) 15%
  • Seventy-three percent (73%) Strongly Approve of the ban on travel from China, higher than support for any other action.
    *  The lowest level of support was found for suspending college basketball tournaments and professional sports events. Still, 51% Strongly Approve.
  • In all cases, approval is higher among older people than younger voters.
  • In the case of the travel bans, support is higher among Republicans than other voters. However, a majority in all parties support the travel bans.
    *  Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans Strongly Approve of the ban on travel from China. That view is shared by 66% of Democrats and 66% of Independent voters.
    *  The ban on European travel earns Strong Approval from 77% of Republicans, 52% of Democrats, and 54% of other voters.

The survey was conducted by Scott Rasmussen.

Survey respondents were randomly selected from a comprehensive panel of potential participants. Field work was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the final results were 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 the nation at large.

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