A plurality of U.S. adults believe the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “going to get worse” as President Biden’s approval rating continues to slump, an Economist/YouGov survey released this week found.
The survey asked respondents to gauge where the U.S. is in the pandemic. A plurality, or 37 percent, expressed said “the pandemic is going to get worse.” About a quarter, 25 percent, said the “worst part of the pandemic is behind us,” and 16 percent said, “we are currently in the worst part of the pandemic.” Another 22 percent said they are not sure.
A majority of Democrats, 51 percent, said the pandemic is “going to get worse,” as do a plurality of independents, 34 percent. Forty percent of Republicans, the survey found, believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
The survey, taken September 4-7, 2021, among 1,500 adults, has a margin of error of