Current US COVID-19 Attitudes

August findings by SurveyMonkey

Today, we review current US COVID-19 attitudes. How are YOU doing? Feel upbeat or disheartened? Back to normal or still self-quarantined? Over the past few months, we have often looked at topics such as these. 

Where We Stand in August 2020: Current US COVID-19 Attitudes

Earlier  this month, SurveyMonkey surveyed Americans about their opinions related to COVID-19:

As people across the world adjust to life in the time of coronavirus, organizations contributing however they can. With gyms sharing free online classes, musicians offering virtual performances, and healthcare workers working around the clock to keep people as healthy as possible. At SurveyMonkey, our research team has dedicated themselves to daily research.

As August 4, 2020:

        • 37% of Americans worry that they or someone in their family will face exposure to the coronavirus.
        • 60% of Americans worry that businesses in their area will open too quickly, down since the prior week.
        • 67% of Americans worry the the virus will have a negative economic effect on the country.
        • 41% of Americans worry that the virus will have a negative economic effect on their household’s finances.
        • 36% of Americans expect it to be more than a year before things go back to normal.

How do these findings compare with your attitudes?

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Current US COVID-19 Attitudes

Healthy Habits We’ve Learned

Which of these habits do YOU follow?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of healthy habits that we’ve learned. Let’s review some of them. Wearing masks, social distancing, and regularly washing hands remain vital.

Healthy Habits We’ve Learned During COVID-19

Recently, Marina Khidekel

The far-reaching impact of the pandemic presented us with plenty of challenges — including a disruption of our old routines. Nonetheless, this time also allowed us to take stock of our habits and make mindful changes. As a result, we have an arsenal of new behaviors (whether they relate to our relationships, our work lives, or our personal health and well-being) that help to improve our lives. Seeing their impact, it’s no surprise that we’re taking these new habits and routines with us into our “next normal.” 

We asked our Thrive community to share the new habits they’ve implemented during this time, and how they’ll continue to incorporate them into their lives going forward. Which of these habits have you taken on while at home?

        • Meditating regularly
        • Cooking as a family
        • Picking up the phone
        • Taking a daily mindful walk
        • Creating a consistent morning routine
        • Growing fresh produce
        • Lunchtime workouts
        • Spending more time in nature
        • Educational bedtime reading
        • Practicing yoga

Healthy Habits We've Learned
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Prioritize Health

Insights from McKinsey. With a video.

During these trying times, it is especially important that we prioritize health issues in our collective and individual planning.

To begin, as we previously reported:


    McKinsey Insights: Prioritize Health

    Today, we turn to McKinsey & Company for expert insights:

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unwelcome reminder of just how much health matters for individuals, society, and the global economy. For the past century or more, health improvements from vaccines, antibiotics, sanitation, and nutrition, among others, have saved millions of lives and been a powerful catalyst for economic growth. Better health promotes economic growth by expanding the labor force and by boosting productivity while also delivering immense social benefits. However, in recent years, a focus on rising healthcare costs, especially in mature economies, has dominated the policy debate, whereas health as an investment for economic return has largely been absent from the discussion.

    In Prioritizing Health: A Prescription for Prosperity, we measure the potential to reduce the burden of disease globally through the application of proven interventions across the human lifespan over two decades. By intervention, we mean actions aimed at improving the health of an individual. These range from public sanitation programs to surgical procedures and adherence to medication and encompass interventions recommended by leading institutions like the World Health Organization or national medical associations. We also examine the potential to reduce the disease burden from innovations over the same period.

    Click the image to access the report. And then watch a video summary.

    Prioritize Health