That’s the takeaway from a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between March 18 and March 24, which found that men are not only less concerned about the virus than women, but they are also less likely to make "big changes" to routines as part of a concerted effort to help curb the spread.
54 percent of women in the U.S. said they're "very concerned" about the virus, while 45 percent of men in the U.S. said the same. As for the likelihood of making big daily routine changes, including more frequent hand-washing and an increase in disinfectant usage, 73 percent of women said they were doing this against 60 percent of men.
Other items of note touched on in the poll include 72 percent of women saying they’re avoiding big public gatherings (a 14 percent advantage over men) and 65 percent of women saying they are avoiding close physical contact in general (a 9 percent advantage over men). Meanwhile, 25 percent of men polled said they "strongly agree" that people are panicking in an unnecessary fashion regarding the virus. 18 percent of women said the same.
Click here for the full poll rundown, preferably while pondering when your next song-assisted washing of the hands is going to take place.