Poll: Partisan COVID divide endures, but Republicans worry more as cases rise

But in this week’s Economist/YouGov poll, as the virus spiked in most states and holiday travel exacerbated the outbreak, GOP concern increased. Just about as many Republicans now say they are worried about contracting the virus (49%) as say they are not (51%).

Democrats are still more concerned than Republicans about the virus, though. This week 80% say they are very or somewhat worried. In general, women (69%) are more likely than men (55%) to worry, and Black Americans (71%) and Hispanic Americans (75%) are more worried than white Americans (59%).

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