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Poll: 57% of Americans Say Reopening Will Worsen Pandemic

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People visit the recently reopened Clearwater Beach on May 20, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 June 2020 10:11 AM

More than half of Americans said in a new poll that the coronavirus pandemic will get worse as the country reopens.

Key results in the CBS News poll:

  • 57% said the pandemic will get worse as places of business reopen.
  • 16% said it will get better.
  • 27% said reopening businesses will have no effect on the pandemic.
  • 54% said they are only planning to visit some public spaces, and only if they appear safe.
  • 27% said they will not visit any public spaces until the outbreak is over.
  • 57% said the U.S. handling of the virus is "going badly," while 43% said it is "going well."
  • 30% said they are very concerned about themselves or a family member amid the pandemic. 39% are somewhat concerned and a combined 30% are not very concerned or not concerned.
  • 63% said the nation's top priority should be staying home to combat the virus' spread. 37% said the priority should be reopening the economy and getting people back to work.
  • 55% said President Donald Trump is doing a poor job of dealing with the pandemic, with 45% saying the opposite.

The survey was conducted among 2,071 U.S. residents from May 29 to June 1. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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