The Covid-19 pandemic has almost stopped social and economic activities in Illinois; the IMF predicts 3% contraction in the global economy, a much larger impact than the 2008-2009 great recession 2 . In earlier Research Briefs, we highlighted Illinoisans’ emotions or feelings about Covid-19 3 . In this paper, the all-round effects of the virus on Illinoisans are discussed 4 ; topics range from Illinoisans’ beliefs about the ability of the healthcare sector to effectively deal with the virus to government responses in tackling
the pandemic (Table 1). Results are presented for both the metro and the nonmetro population; Chi-square is used to test for differences in responses between regions.