The first bar for each group (uniform color) shows the percentages of respondents who view coronavirus as a “very serious” problem for the country, the second bar (varying colors) the percentages who view it as a “very serious” problem locally. Respondents can assess it as a very serious problem both nationally and locally or nowhere at all:
This is why instant media, social and otherwise, is so damaging to our collective mental health. Things seem okay on our little patch of ground, but it’s pandemonium over the horizon. It runs the gamut of subjects–finances, crime, optimism about the future, support for elected leaders, trust in the police (post forthcoming), etc etc. People are optimistic about themselves and their local communities, but pessimistic about the country as a whole. Perhaps we could make local communities like small countries and scrap the unwieldy superstate nobody is happy with.
To the understandable objection that while most places have battened down the hatches for a storm that never came, a couple of spots in the country did get pounded and therefore the problem is “very serious” nationwide even if it’s not so in most locales, see the preceding paragraph.