A slight majority of Americans support a return to wearing masks and social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new poll released this week.
A slight majority of Americans support a return to wearing masks and social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new poll released by Monmouth University on Monday.
released by Monmouth University on Monday.The poll, which was taken before the CDC released new indoor mask guidelines last week, found that 52% of Americans support renewing mask and distancing protocols in their state. About 46% were opposed.The numbers split along political party lines, with 85% of Democrats in support of bringing back masks and social distancing and 73% of Republicans opposed to the idea. Independents were divided, with 42% in support and 55% against it.
The poll, which was taken July 21-26, included 804 adults across the U.S.About 57% of those polled said federal health agencies, such as the CDC, are handling thepandemicwell, while 33% said the agencies were doing poorly. At the same time, 59% said the agencies were giving mixed messages about COVID-19 risks.
“I think Americans acknowledge that the CDC and other health agencies have to deal with a lot of uncertainty,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.“Still, it is tough for the average person to understand the flip from masks being optional to being necessary again,” he said. “The messaging has not been clear.” headtopics.com
Public concern about another pandemic surge has increased during the past month. For instance, about 57% of people polled in June said they thought another wave would happen if not enough people were vaccinated. Now, that’s increased to 65%. Meanwhile, the number of people who are “very concerned” increased from 26% to 44%.
What’s more, about 53% of those polled said they are at least “somewhat” concerned about a family member becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus. That marks an increase from 42% in June, which was an all-time low during the pandemic. Another 30% said they are “very concerned” about a serious illness in their family, which is up from 23% in June.
About 48% of Americans said they were somewhat concerned about catching one of the new coronavirus variants. Those who had received at least onevaccinedose (57% of people polled) were far more likely to be worried about contracting COVID-19 from a contagious variant than the 17% of people who remain strongly opposed to getting vaccinated.
“Many, if not most, anti-vaxxers believe Covid is a hoax or they are unlikely to get infected,” Murray said. “Which means there may be very little that can be done at this point to change their minds.”WebMD Health News BriefSourcesMonmouth University: “National: Federal Health Agencies Get Good Marks, But Give Mixed Messages on COVID,” released Aug. 2, 2021. headtopics.com
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What about the influx of 7,000 refugees infected with COVID-19 just pouring in to our country at the border , spreading the virus with out any screening!! That doesn’t make sense!! And purposely to increase the disease in our country So they can shut down the country God forbid Gosh I never get these polls? Where do I sign up ?
Bull crap Take the SICK OUT SPREADING GERMS, cold, flu, etc... home with them. The mask only help to contain mucus and saliva if a person is SICK and OUT in public. Virus is still spreading with tiny air particles that go right through a standard mask. People who don’t have enough sense to keep their distance from anyone when they are out in public should
Fuck that Add me and mine to that slight majority.
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