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According To Poll 3/4 Americans Say Lives Have Changed By COVID-19

Publish On: 21 Mar, 2020 10:25 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

Close to three in four Americans said that their lives have changed by the coronavirus pandemic, said a new poll.

In this week's ABC News/Ipsos poll which released on Friday, 72 per cent of the surveyed said that their lives are disrupted in some way or the other-- either by cancelling dinner, taking a vacation, or attending religious services, among other options, reports Xinhua press agency. 

Only about one-quarter of US citizens said the same thing last week.

Meanwhile, 79 per cent of US citizens said they were concerned that they themselves or someone they know are going to be infected, up from last week when 66 per cent said the same.

However, only 17 per cent said they were now performing from home due to the pandemic, though it had been above the three per cent who said this last week.

The poll finds now 55 per cent of US citizens approve of President Donald Trump's management of the crisis, compared to 43 per cent who disapprove. 

Last week, only 43 per cent approved of Trump's handling of the pandemic and 54 per cent disapproved.

The survey was conducted on March 18 and 19 among a random national sample of 512 adults. 

Results have a margin of sampling error of 5.0 points.

As per the newest update by Johns Hopkins University, there are quite 16,000 confirmed cases within the US, with 210 deaths.