As the national COVID-19 curve has flattened in the U.S., fewer Americans are concerned about being exposed to the virus while receiving necessary medical treatment. Although 64% of Americans are very (22%) or moderately (42%) concerned, this marks a 20-percentage-point drop from late March/early April…

Several studies have found that men are dying from COVID-19 in greater numbers than women, yet men are less concerned than women (55% vs. 70%) about the risk of going to a medical office during the pandemic. Likewise, the CDC has been clear that adults 65 and older are at greater risk than those in younger age categories, but older adults are significantly less likely to say they are very concerned about in-person medical visits than those aged 18-64.

Both men and older adults are typically Republican-leaning groups. Gallup has found that the public’s views about many aspects of the coronavirus are colored by their party identification, and this measure is similarly affected. Currently, 80% of Democrats but far fewer Republicans, 42%, are concerned about exposure to the virus in a medical office.