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Health Habits

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A sizable minority of Americans have historically been reluctant to take new vaccines, with a gap in willingness by party affiliation since 1957.

by Alan Vaux and Sofia Kluch

Americans who are confident that social distancing saves lives are much more likely than those less confident to practice substantial social distancing.

by Alan Vaux and Sofia Kluch

Most Americans are confident that social distancing saves lives during COVID-19, though pockets of skepticism remain.

by Iman Berrached and RJ Reinhart

The World Food Programme's new Gender Equality for Food Security measure bridges the gender data gap in food security data at an extremely critical time.

by Jonathan Rothwell

Americans practicing social distancing have 90% fewer contacts with other people per day than those who are not attempting the practice.


The percentage of Americans who say they have worn a mask outside of their homes has increased sharply from 38% to 62% in the past week.


Avoiding small gatherings and public transportation such as planes, buses, subways or trains has become the norm for more than eight in 10 Americans.


Three in four Americans say they have completely (28%) or mostly (47%) isolated themselves from people outside their household.