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by Megan Brenan

Your source for brief recaps of Gallup's latest articles on COVID-19, plus links to all prior content.

The Gallup Economic Confidence Index ticked up further this month to -1. While still anemic, it's the index's most positive level since the start of the pandemic.

Confidence to protect oneself from COVID-19 is strongly linked to public behavior and consumption -- a key driver for economic recovery. Confidence remains relatively consistent despite a surge of infections in the U.S.

Amid another surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S., six in 10 Americans -- including one in three Republicans -- say their lives are still not back to normal.

Nearly six in 10 Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, up from half who said the same in September.

by Stephanie Marken

Will Americans take a vaccine for COVID-19? Prior to last week's announcement by Pfizer of a potential vaccine with 90% efficacy, Gallup had asked Americans about their willingness to take a vaccine for the disease.

The prospect of a new stimulus payment increases the likelihood that Americans will spend as much as or more this holiday season than they did last year. This effect is greatest among those who believe COVID-19 is getting worse.

Almost half of Americans who own stock (48%) say they work with financial advisers. Those who do so are more confident in their investment strategy and are more optimistic about the stock market's performance over the course of the pandemic.

Americans are less likely today than they were in late March/early April to say they would be very likely stay home for a month if public health officials recommended it due to a serious outbreak of coronavirus in their community.

by Joe Daly

Worldwide, Gallup surveys show the medical community was on relatively strong footing before the coronavirus pandemic hit: A record 65% of people in 2019 were satisfied with the availability of quality healthcare where they live.

For health systems, financial recovery hinges on five strategic elements. Learn more now.

An experiment conducted via the Franklin Templeton-Gallup Economics of Recovery Study finds that COVID-19 vaccine acceptance will partly depend on the timing of the vaccine's release, its efficacy and its likelihood of adverse side effects.

As the U.K.'s Brexit transition deadline approaches, Britons' approval of the leadership of the EU and Germany are at or near record highs, while Boris Johnson's approval rating is similar to Theresa May's last one on record.

A new Gallup measure suggests countries in Latin America and Eastern/Southeastern Europe are among the most likely to struggle with long-term efforts to deal with the coronavirus.

Americans' likelihood to avoid contact with others outside their household dropped to new lows as 53% say they have avoided public places in the week before the survey, and 45% have stayed away from small gatherings during that time.

Read the latest update on employee engagement in the U.S. -- view the ups and downs of 2020 and what they might mean.

One-third of U.S. workers say they are "always" working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lowest reading on this measure since April.