Heart+Mind Strategies fielded a series of questions May 6-7, 2020 via an online survey.

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NOTE: Findings based on preliminary data.

Increase in Tracking News More Often + Belief this is Real Threat

Recognition of COVID-19 as a real threat is back up as Americans reverse a trend and pay more attention.


Shift in Recognition of Year+ Economic Impact

The primary driver appears to be a massive shift in the number of Americans who now expect the personal and economic impact to last more than a year.

Health vs. Economy Balance Debate Stays Split

The debate over the economy and controlling the virus is split, but most are just not certain.


Most Favor Universal Basic Income

While trust in the federal government continues to decline, the expectation of its responsibility to help and be a positive impact for such help has grown significantly.



Underlying forces are shifting.

Generation is more of a predictor than political party.

COVID-19 has changed support for UBI.


Negative Impact of COVID-19 is Significant

Freedom is the value being most impacted.  Nearly all of us miss our routines, and we expect many new routines to become permanent changes in our lives.



School closures is having an impact on working parents.


Data Source: Heart+Mind Strategies fielded a series of questions 5/6-7/2020 via an online survey. Access the full report here: Download PDF.  

Sample: n=1,001 US Adults 18+

Topics: We explored attitudes, feelings, and actions with respect to the COVID-19 crisis. This provides a quick look at the key storylines we uncovered by quickly digging into the data set.