Now Available! | Check out UMR’s 2024 Annual Economic Report and State Toolkits today
NIH Research 101 | UMR Answers Common Questions About NIH Research in this New Fact Sheet Series
Rural State Analysis | UMR's 2023 Report Reveals the Exponential Impact of NIH Research Funding in 7 Rural States
Why Invest in NIH Research? | UMR Offers Fact Sheets Explaining Why Congress Must #keepNIHstrong

A participant in the NIH 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program.

Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health

About This Photo

Polls find shifting attitudes toward racism, health care in U.S. during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans‘ opinions on a variety of health and social issues have shifted, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. An analysis of 18 polls conducted during 2020 found that confidence in U.S. health care increased during the pandemic. In 2019, only 36% of survey respondents reported that they were confident in the U.S. health system, but that number jumped to 51% in 2020.