Seven in 10 American adults in a new poll said they view grocery shopping as a risk to their health and well-being amid restrictions implemented to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This week’s Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index found that 70 percent of respondents said they perceive going to a grocery store as a large or moderate risk. 

Just more than 9 in 10 — 91 percent — also said they consider traveling on an airplane or mass transit as largely or moderately risky, while 81 percent said the same about in-person gatherings outside their households.


Tuesday's poll comes as several states and cities including Washington, D.C., have issued more restrictions for grocery stores during the pandemic, including mandating all people in the stores wear face coverings. Some stores are also limiting the number of people who can enter to enforce social-distancing rules. 

In the poll, 57 percent of respondents who are still working outside of the home said they consider themselves to be at a moderate or large risk during work, compared to just 13 percent of respondents who are working at home.

Approximately 44 percent of those working outside their homes report wearing a mask. 

A total of 19 percent of respondents reported knowing someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, up from 14 percent last week and 10 percent two weeks ago.

The Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index surveyed 1,098 American adults between April 10 and 13. The poll has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.