A majority of Americans are hunkering down and say they will continue to social distance or stay at home even if lockdown orders are lifted, according to a new poll.
While 87% of the American public is staying home — regardless of whether or not it’s mandated by state or local municipalities — most plan on continuing to do so for all of April, according to the poll taken by the Huffington Post/YouGov survey.
Meanwhile, just 7% of Americans say they’re not sheltering in place while another 6% remain “unsure” — these citizens are most likely in North or South Dakota, Nevada, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah or Wyoming — which have no stay-at-home orders in place.
Meanwhile, the survey shows 79% (versus 9%) of Americans say that the states that have issued stay-at-home orders made the right decision in doing so.
Although some residents of Kentucky (which has issued a stay-at-home order) who have been exposed to the coronavirus are refusing to quarantine — and have had to be fitted with ankle monitors to ensure they comply.
Even if restrictions were eased by mid-April, 61% of Americans would still stay at home when possible — while only 19% said they’d go back to their regular life.
“The results, however, do suggest the majority of the public is hunkering down not merely out of duress, but also out of their own genuine concerns ― and that they’re prepared to continue doing so for at least some time,” the Huffington Post noted.
“Only about one-quarter of Americans say they expect things will soon go back to normal in the country, with 62% foreseeing lasting effects on the nation. The rest are unsure what will happen.”
The post Most Americans will stay home this month even if lockdown lifted: poll appeared first on New York Post.