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by Megan Brenan

Get the short version of Gallup's latest research on the coronavirus in this frequently updated summary, including links to all prior content.

by Frank Newport

A slim majority of Americans favor employer vaccine mandates, but President Joe Biden faces challenges in efforts to further increase support.

The percentage of U.S. workers who say their employer is requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has doubled in the past month.

More Americans now disagree than agree that the CDC has communicated a clear plan about the coronavirus response. Ratings of President Joe Biden and governors are also less positive.

Majorities of Americans now favor requirements for proof of vaccination for business customers and employees.

The percentage of Americans who say the coronavirus situation in the U.S. is getting worse has surged to 68% from 45% in July and 3% in June.

Just under half of U.S. K-12 parents support universal masking in schools for both students and teachers. Significant proportions favor no masking at all.

Americans' economic confidence has fallen back to levels seen early this year, as more sense the economy is getting worse.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans remain satisfied with the quality of their oldest child's education, although they are less satisfied than they were before the pandemic began.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans remain satisfied with the quality of their oldest child's education, although they are less satisfied than they were before the pandemic began.

Americans' satisfaction with the direction of the U.S. has dropped to 23%, while mentions of COVID-19 as the nation's top problem surge.

Two-thirds of U.S. employees have strong opinions on employee vaccination requirements at their workplaces, with slightly more in favor than opposed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Americans get food, as several significant shifts have emerged since 2019.

Americans' opinions on whether the CDC has communicated a clear plan of action for COVID-19 have varied, with recent ratings more positive.

Most U.S. adults who would not agree to be vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to change their mind.

As the delta variant took its place as the most dominant strain of the coronavirus in the country in July, Americans were feeling less certain they could protect themselves from infection.

Majorities of Americans support mask mandates for unvaccinated students, teachers and staff members, as well as vaccine mandates for middle and high school students. K-12 parents are less supportive.

Americans' assessments of the COVID-19 situation have dramatically worsened, and their worry about getting the disease has increased. At the same time, social distancing behaviors are largely unchanged.