Poll: Americans say COVID-19 hurting mental health most

Majorities in the U.S. say they can continue following social distancing guidelines for “as long as is necessary” before their physical health suffers (68%) or they experience significant financial hardship (54%). But fewer, 48%, say their mental health will hold out as long. Indeed, more say their mental health is already suffering (15%) as a result of COVID-19 social distancing than say the same of their physical (6%) or financial health (9%).

Just over one-quarter of Americans (27%) say they can follow social distancing guidelines for “a few more weeks” or “a few more months” before their physical health suffers, while 37% say the same for both their mental health and their finances.