Axios-Ipsos Poll: Less Than 10 Percent Say COVID a Serious Crisis in US Right Now

Axios-Ipsos Poll: Less Than 10 Percent Say COVID a Serious Crisis in US Right Now a signboard reminds people of the face covering requirement as pedestrians wear face masks A signboard reminds people of the face covering requirement as pedestrians wear face masks due to the coronavirus in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 12, 2020. (Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

By Jeffrey Rodack | Tuesday, 12 April 2022 08:20 AM

Just 9% of Americans consider COVID-19 a serious crisis right now, according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.

Here are how the poll results, released on Tuesday, break down:

  • 3% of Republicans say COVID-19 is currently a serious crisis, compared to 16% of Democrats.
  • 73% of all those surveyed still consider it a problem, but manageable, including 66% of Republicans and 81% of Democrats.
  • 17% of those polled say it is not a problem at all, including 31% of Republicans and 3% of Democrats.
  • 22% of those surveyed said their employers require them to wear masks, compared to 39% who said the same thing in last month's poll.
  • 37% said they've returned to their normal-pre-COVID lifestyles.

The poll, conducted April 8-11, surveyed 1,043 people. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.