Different Political Beliefs and Views on Coronavirus

Goals

To establish how people from different political beliefs and views in the U.S are reacting to coronavirus.

Early Findings

Democrats and Republicans in Agreement

  • A research carried out by Pew between March 19-24 shows that 94% of Democrats and Democrat leaners and 85% of Republicans and Republican leaners agree that closing K-12 schools were a necessary move.
  • The research also indicated that both of these groups agree with steps such as banning international travel to the U.S, in addition to canceling major events in the entertainment industry, until the coronavirus outbreak is contained.

Democrats Taking Coronavirus Seriously than Republicans

  • In the last week of March, almost 8 out of 10 Democrats and Democrat leaners (78%) insist that the outbreak is still a major threat to the health of Americans in general.
  • On the other hand, only 52% of Republicans and Republican leaners feel that the outbreak is still a major threat to the economy in the U.S, personal finances, and personal health.

The Disagreement Between Parties

  • An article published by the Guardian on Mach 29, 2020, provides that, Democrat governors, such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo, have continued to warn about the seriousness of the virus.
  • On the other hand, Republican governors, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis, do not see cause for alarm and have encouraged non-essential businesses to continue operating statewide, regardless of warnings from medical professionals.

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