From mid-May to mid-June, more Americans said the U.S. COVID-19 situation was getting better than getting worse, but the latest polling, conducted June 15-21, finds an 11-point increase in the percentage who think the situation is deteriorating. As a result, 48% of U.S. adults now say the situation is worsening “a lot” or “a little,” while 35% say it is improving “a lot” or “a little” and 17% think it is staying the same…

But as state economies began to reopen, reports of social distancing trended downward. In the first week of June, 36% of U.S. adults said they had socially distanced all the time and 33% very often, marking an eight-point decrease from the previous week. Distancing behaviors have not changed appreciably since then, as 39% currently say they are always and 34% very often doing so. Fewer say they are sometimes (15%), rarely (6%) or never (6%) socially distancing.