April 3, 2020: Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters are more worried about the economic threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic than the health threat. However, a national survey conducted by Scott Rasmussen found that 53% are more worried about health issues.
Republicans, by a 60% to 33% margin, are more worried about the economic impact. Democrats, by a 70% to 22% margin, are more worried about the health threat. Fifty-five percent (55%) of independent voters are most concerned about the health issues, but 34% take the opposite view.
In terms of their own life, 46% of voters are very worried the coronavirus will cause serious economic problems for their immediate family.
Thirty-six percent (36%) are very worried it will cause serious health issues.
- ScottRasmussen.com, "38% Fear Economic Impact of Pandemic More Than Health Threat," March 31, 2020
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