Let’s Ask – Echo Market Research survey data shows people are worried about their health, anxious about the future, and feel that social media is making the panic worse.

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Here is the latest round.

Echo Market Research survey data shows people are worried about their health, anxious about the future, and feel that social media is making the panic worse.

Echo Market Research surveyed 2,734 US consumers regarding their opinions of how society, scientists and the government are responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Since COVID-19, consumers are substantially more worried about their health (55% vs 28%) and their family’s health (67% vs 33%), along with being more anxious about the future (65% vs 36%).
  • A majority (65%) still generally trust scientists, but 53% feel that they need to work faster on a cure and less than one-third (29%) are confident they will get the healthcare they need if they get COVID-19.
  • 6 of 10 believe social media is making the panic worse while 30% believe that people are overreacting to COVID-19.

Figure 1. US Consumers. Perceptions Before and Since COVID-19 (% of Respondents)

Figure 2. US Consumers. Agreement with Statements about the COVID-19 Response (% of Respondents)

Base: 2,734 US Internet users aged 18+ March 23, 2020. Source: Echo Market Research

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