Most Americans say life is starting to return to pre-live normal, a poll shows
According to a recent study, most Americans say their lives are at least approaching pre-pandemic normal.
While 12% of adults say their lives are the same as they were before the pandemic, 54% say their lives are somewhat similar, according to the pollpublished Tuesday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs and the SCAN Foundation.
A smaller percentage, 34%, think their lives are not the same.
The poll was conducted in mid-May, when now, The number of hospital admissions increased nationwide.
According to the survey, a majority of 51% of Americans think a Covid-19 vaccine is necessary for them, while 39% think that nearly everyone needs to be vaccinated before anything can happen. back to the way it was.
Fifty percent of Americans think the availability of effective treatments for Covid-19 is essential to participating in public life.
Only 22% think wearing a mask in public places indoors is essential to getting back to pre-pandemic life, while 20% think regular testing is essential.
The study also found that black and Hispanic adults tend to place more importance on wearing masks indoors and checking in more often than whites.
While 78% of blacks said that most people wearing a mask in public places in their home would help get life back to normal, 62% of Hispanics and 44% of whites agreed.
When asked if most people should get tested regularly, 71% of Blacks said yes, compared with 58% of Hispanics and 42% of whites.
In the survey, 87% of respondents said they would socialize with friends and family; 79 percent plan to go to a bar or restaurant, visit elderly relatives, travel and attend in-person religious services; 65% said they were ready to exercise at the gym or studio; and 50 percent will use public transportation.
The poll included 1,001 adult respondents who were surveyed online or by phone in English between May 12 and May 16.