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Coronavirus Pulse Survey Research

Consumer Insights
Team Civis

Civis Analytics COVID-19 Report  |  Fielded May 8 through June 15, 2020

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While mandatory lockdowns and coronavirus-related restrictions continue to lift across the country, concern levels remain high (76%) and general trust in federal and state government response to the pandemic appears stable, with little change over the past several weeks. That does not mean, however, that people are not easing back into pre-pandemic routines.

Highlights for this wave of research are below, and additional topline data can be found here.


People are  leaving their homes more often for non-essential reasons. The percentage of US adults who say they haven’t left home for social, recreational or religious gatherings within a week dropped nearly 10pp since early May.

The 75%+ COVID-19 concern level is apparent in the frequency with which people are leaving for more social and recreational purposes — still only 9% report doing so on a daily basis, effectively flat with data collected in early May.

US Adults Leaving Home

When leaving the home for non-essential purposes, visiting family is the most commonly cited reason (38%), followed  by exercising (30%), visiting friends (30%) and going to a park, beach or other public space (28%).

20% have visited a bar or restaurant within the past week, however — those doing so skew white, age 35+ and higher income.

Why did you leave your home in the past week

Three in four Americans report wearing a protective mask of some type when in public; this figure has remained stable for the past several weeks.

  • We observed less reported mask-wearing in the south and midwest (both 71%) than in the northeast (87%) and western (79%) regions of the country
  • Those with lower levels of education are significantly less likely to report that they wear masks — 70% at the high school level (or below) say they wear masks, compared to 77% with at least some college and 92% of advanced degree holders
  • About one in four 2016 Trump voters indicate not wearing masks (+8pp over non-Trump voters)

Percentage of US Adults wearing a mask in public


Survey data was collected weekly between 5/8 and 6/15, 2020 and includes approx. 2,000 responses from U.S. adults age 18+ each week. Results have been weighted to be representative of the U.S. population.


Download Full Survey Results from Prior Weeks

Week of June 5 & 12:   Report | Toplines

Week of May 1 & 8:      Report | Toplines

Week of April 16 & 23: Report | Toplines

Week of April 3 & 10:   Report | Toplines

Week of March 27:       Report | Toplines

Week of March 20:       Report | Toplines

Week of March 13:       Report | Toplines

Week of March 6:         Report | Toplines


COVID-19 Research Analysis

Applied Data Science Lead Jonathan Williams shares his take on the key themes of the data every month. He looks at how opinions and behaviors among certain demographics have shifted as quarantine periods lengthen, case counts increase, and unemployment worsens.

Month One Analysis

Month Two Analysis

Public Opinion Data on Black Lives Matter/Police Reform

Beginning 6/12, Civis has asked a series of weekly questions about support for Black Lives Matter, and understanding of/attitudes towards police reform. Below you can find combined cross-tabs from the first two weeks of data, as well as new 6/26 data that focuses on actions supporting Black Lives Matter — and what motivated those actions.

Combined Crosstabs



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