Americans may stay home longer in wake of the coronavirus pandemic regardless of whether lockdown restrictions are lifted according to new polling.
NYPost reports 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 Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Iowa or Nebraska — 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.