New Surveys Highlight Concerns around COVID-19 & Schools Reopening
About the Data Insights
When asked how concerned they are about the pandemic, 40% of Americans said they were very concerned. Proximity to coronavirus deaths heightens levels of concern for Black Americans. 19% of Black adults say that they know someone who died of COVID-19, 8 points more than white adults. The lack of access to resources to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black and Hispanic communities has also shaped the percieved risk of schools reopening. Another survey found that 70% of parents believe it is risky for schools to reopen in the fall, with Black and Hispanic parents voicing more concerns than their white counterparts.