By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

A new Gallup Poll shows that most Americans look at institutions like hospitals, state government and their employer in a positive light concerning the handling the response to the coronavirus in the U.S.

However, of the nine institutions evaluated which also include President Trump and Congress, only the news media received a more negative than positive review.

Eight out of 10 people surveyed approved of government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health are handling the coronavirus outbreak.

Concerning the news media, 44% of those surveyed approve of the news media, while 55% disapprove of their handling of the crisis.

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted March 13-22, 2020, with a random sample of 1,020 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.