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Coronavirus Update: 132 Million Americans Expect COVID-19 Resurgence if Local Economy Reopens in June

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States are beginning to relax social distancing directives, so our data team at Benzinga assessed how Americans’ lifestyles have changed due to COVID-19.

How likely do Americans think a resurgence of COVID-19 cases is in June?

Our team has already discovered 1 in 4 Americans have canceled their tickets to a 2020 sporting event. In addition, we’ve analyzed nationally sampled survey data and found Democrats and Independents both favor mailing in ballots for the 2020 presidential election.

Benzinga has released nationally sampled consumer sentiment survey data. Our study surveyed over 1,000 U.S. adults aged 18 or older on whether they’re more concerned about coronavirus restrictions being lifted too quickly or too slowly. 

We’ve detailed some of the highlights from this week’s study below.

Key Findings from the Study

COVID-19 Restrictions 

In considering whether to reopen your local economy, are you more concerned about lifting restrictions too quickly or too slowly?51% said they’re more concerned about lifting restrictions too quickly.49% said they’re more concerned about lifting restrictions too slowly.
Survey sample size: N=1,143

Our weekly coronavirus survey revealed 51% of Americans saying they are more concerned about their local government leaders lifting restrictions too quickly. 

Conversely, 49% said they’re more concerned about their local economy reopening too slowly.

Trump Administration

How well do you think Donald Trump has organized the government’s response during the COVID-19 crisis?26.7% said Excellent15.2% said Good7.8% said Unsure5.6% said Fair44.7% said Poor
Survey sample size: N=1,015

Our weekly data study took a look at how Americans approve or disapprove of the Trump administration’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

We can report that 1 in 4 American adults believe President Trump has done an excellent job of leading the federal government’s coronavirus response. 

On the other hand, 44.7% of Americans believe that the Trump administration has done a poor job mobilizing the federal government’s coronavirus response.

COVID-19 Resurgence

How likely do you think a resurgence of COVID-19 cases would occur if your local economy were reopened now?23.3% said Very Likely29% said Likely19.3% said Unsure17.5% said Unlikely11% said Very Unlikely
Survey sample size: N=967

52.3% of Americans believe a resurgence of COVID-19 cases is very likely or likely to occur, if their local economy decided to reopen in June 2020.

If you’re going to be spending time with friends and family, our data team has also researched ways you can avoid spreading the virus.

Survey Methodology 

This study was conducted by Benzinga between June 8 and 9 and included the responses of a diverse population of American adults 18 or older. The study reflects the results from over 1,000 American adults on their thoughts and views pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic. The United States population estimates base is courtesy of census.gov.

Please contact henrykhederian@benzinga.com with questions or to schedule a phone or video interview with our team.