Americans Show Growing Concern About Coronavirus As Cases Rise Across The Country: Survey

More than 75 percent of Americans are afraid of contracting the coronavirus, according to a new ABC News / Ipsos survey, as the number of new cases of COVID-19 increases across the country.

In the survey, 76 percent of respondents said they were concerned about getting sick with the virus, compared to 69 percent in the same survey on June 12.

Places that were once considered hot spots for the disease, such as New York and New Jersey, have seen their numbers steadily decrease without a big rebound, but spikes have occurred in several states that pushed to reopen their economies before.

California, Texas and Florida have experienced all-time highs in daily coronavirus cases in the past week. Specifically, Texas broke its daily cases on Wednesday and then again on Thursday with nearly 6,000 new cases.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Wednesday that his state would pause some of its reopening measures as it deals with a rapid increase in the number of hospitalizations, particularly in its numerous metropolitan areas.

However, Abbott said companies that have already been allowed to reopen can remain open.

Despite the declared fear of receiving COVID-19, more than 90 percent of respondents said they felt comfortable going shopping for groceries while wearing a mask, and almost 80 percent said they agreed to go to work.

However, people are still tired of doing leisure activities, such as eating at a restaurant or staying in a hotel, and just over half of those surveyed said they would.

The survey was conducted from June 24 to 25 and surveyed 579 adults across the country with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.