Focus during the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted

Posted at 6:07 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 20:07:52-04

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Americans viewed it primarily as a health crisis rather than a financial one. Since then, we have learned different.

USA Today put out a survey to 1,000 people in march and again in May. At the start, 62 percent said the government's priority should be stopping the spread of the virus. Now, that number has dropped by 10 percent.

But even with more now in favor of prioritizing the economy, 77 percent agree it should be done gradually. 77 percent of people also support wearing masks in public.