Almost half of Americans are anxious about contracting COVID-19, suggests a new American Psychiatric Association poll. More results at-a-glance here.
“The stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic can and is having an effect on people’s physical and mental health,” said American Psychiatric Association (APA) President Bruce Schwartz, MD, in a press release regarding a new national APA-sponsored poll on the mental health impact of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The poll was conducted online in a nationally representative sample of 1004 US adults between March 18-19, 2020. Scroll through the slideshow below to find out the results of the poll.
62% of Americans reported they are anxious about the possibility of their loved ones becoming infected with COVID-19.
57% of Americans said they are concerned that COVID-19 will have a serious negative impact on their finances.
39% of Americans feel people are overreacting when it comes to COVID-19.
It should be noted, however, that nearly the same number of Americans said they do not feel that people are overreacting; approximatley 21% were uncertain.
1 in 3 Americans said they are concerned about not being able to access tests and health care if needed.