March 19, 2020: Governments and private companies have taken many actions to address the coronavirus outbreak. American voters are very supportive at this time. In fact, 89% approve of the decision to ban travel from China. That includes 73% who strongly approve.
Among seven actions tested in the survey, the lowest level of support was found for suspending college basketball tournaments and professional sports events. Still, 75% of all voters approved of that approach (including 51% who Strongly Approve).
For all actions, approval is higher among older people than younger voters.
In the case of the travel bans, support is higher among Republicans than other voters. However, a majority in all parties support the travel bans.
- Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans Strongly Approve of the ban on travel from China. That view is shared by 66% of Democrats and 66% of independent voters.
- The ban on European travel earns Strong Approval from 77% of Republicans, 52% of Democrats, and 54% of other voters.
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- One America News Network, "89% Of Americans Approve Of President Trump’s Early Action To Ban Travel From China," accessed March 17, 2020
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