Anyone can contract COVID-19, but the risk is not the same for all Americans.
Who do we believe is the most vulnerable?
Approximately 83% of Americans believe that elderly people, the age group with the highest number of Coronavirus related deaths, have a higher than average risk of contagion.
We also see the homeless population as at risk, with 67% of Americans believe they have a higher than average risk.
The majority of Americans, 58%, believe that people in poverty have a higher risk. But, as a country there is some disagreement about this assessment.
Regarding people who are incarcerated, 53% of Americans believe that those in jail or prison have a higher risk. This number has increased over time.
As a country, we are also conflicted about the risk to police personnel, with 60% of Americans believing that police have a higher risk. We see policing as riskier now than in March.