The poll also found the number of people who fear their family catching the new coronavirus is higher than in previous epidemics.
The new poll also said it is the first time disapproval of President Donald Trump's performance has been lower than approval.
A spike in support corresponds with a spike in fear.
The poll, which was conducted The Economist and YouGov, surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from March 15 to March 17.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, a new poll shows nearly 1 in 5 Americans have seen a reduction in their work hours or have been let go from their job.
More than 4-in-10 Americans say they are more likely to support a universal health care proposal in the wake of coronavirus spread.
Favorability ratings for congressional Republicans and the Senate majority leader have increased since this past October, according to Gallup.
A new poll shows Joe Biden taking a commanding 16-point lead over rival candidate Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The former vice president is ahead of the Vermont senator in Missouri, a poll shows, but his lead is within the margin of error.
Sanders more than doubled Biden's support among Texas' large constituency of Latino Democrats and Latino independents who lean toward the Democratic Party, amassing 42 percent versus Biden's 18 percent.
Though beaten in the under-45 demographic, Biden still leads Sanders comfortably among older black voters.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has lost nearly one-fifth of his support among African American voters in South Carolina, a new poll released Sunday finds.
The CBS News/YouGov poll revealed that Republicans are far more confident than Democrats, with 90 percent of GOP registered voters expecting the president to win re-election.
Sanders has garnered 34 delegates and emerged as the clear front-runner after winning the popular vote in the first three Democratic presidential primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
The results indicated that at least two Democratic candidates were likely to defeat Trump in Florida if the general election were held the day the pollsters questioned the respondents.
The Vermont senator came 14 points ahead of the president when voters were asked if they admired their characters.
The president was found to fare worst against Mike Bloomberg, but still came out 14-points ahead of the former mayor.
Morning Consult said the Vermont senator is now ahead of for the former vice president, a first in its polling for the Democratic Party's 2020 race.
Nearly two-thirds of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters said they would prefer a life-extinguishing meteor strike against the Earth over President Trump being re-elected in November.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is making gains but still trails Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state ahead of its 2020 primary on February 11.
President Donald Trump, impeached with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, still has a net negative approval rating.
After a strong showing in Iowa, the former South Bend mayor looks to have momentum going into New Hampshire, though he is some distance behind the Vermont senator, according to an Emerson College poll.
Opaque internal numbers released by the 2020 campaigns in Iowa amid the delay in the official result point to a disappointing for vice president Joe Biden if borne out.
The Vermont independent senator is ahead of former vice president Joe Biden by 15 points in the early state as the 2020 primaries kick off in Iowa.
The former mayor of New York had surged ahead of the former mayor of South Bend in most demographics, according to poll results from Morning Consult.
The Morning Consult poll found Congress to be the least-trusted of U.S. institutions to contain the deadly coronavirus.
Fifty percent of Americans surveyed by Fox News said Trump should be removed, with 44 percent responding "no" and 6 percent saying they are still undecided.
The president's approval rating has also risen since an October poll.
The Vermont senator has seen his numbers spike by eight points since the same poll was conducted in December.
Washington Post/ABC survey shows Biden still appears to be favorite, as Sanders gains and Warren's popularity starts to fall ahead of Iowa caucuses.