In just the last week, concerns about coronavirus have spiked significantly among the American public, according to the latest Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll.
- 69% of people are now worried they or someone in their family will be exposed, up from 50% last week
- 79% are now worried there will be an outbreak in the U.S., up from 61% last week
- 89% are now worried about the economic impact of coronavirus on the U.S., up from 75% last week
Fears of a recession have also jumped up, with 82% of people now saying a recession is likely to occur in the next year—up from 65% last week. A majority of people (63%) say they are worried they won't have enough money to pay their monthly bills, and a similar number (64%) say the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted their typical household spending.
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How worried are you that you or someone in your family will be exposed to the coronavirus?
How worried are you that there will be an outbreak of coronavirus in the United States?
How worried are you that the coronavirus outbreak will have a negative economic effect on the United States?
How disruptive has the coronavirus outbreak been to your typical household spending?
Are you spending more on any of the following as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?
Are you spending less on any of the following as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?
How likely are you to change or cancel any upcoming domestic travel plans as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?
How likely are you to change or cancel any upcoming international travel plans as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?
How worried are you about not having enough to pay your normal monthly bills?
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