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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 03:42 PM

AP/NORC Poll: Few want virus restrictions eased

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pockets of attention-grabbing protests, a new survey finds Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A majority say it won’t be safe to lift such restrictions anytime soon, even as a handful of governors announce plans to ease within days the public health efforts that have upended daily life and roiled the global economy.

The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that more than a month after schoolyards fell silent, restaurant tables and bar stools emptied, and waves from a safe distance replaced hugs and handshakes, the country largely believes restrictions on social interaction to curb the spread of the virus are appropriate.

Only 12% of Americans say the measures where they live go too far. About twice as many people, 26%, believe the limits don’t go far enough. The majority of Americans — 61% — feel the steps taken by government officials to prevent infections of COVID-19 in their area are about right.

About 8 in 10 Americans say they support measures that include requiring Americans to stay in their homes and limiting gatherings to 10 people or fewer — numbers that have largely held steady over the past few weeks...

https://apnews.com/9ed271ca13012d3b77a2b631c1979ce1



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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 03:44 PM

1. k&r for sanity. n/t

-Laelth

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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 03:45 PM

2. Wow! The Vast Majority Makes Sense!

Too bad that wasn't the case in 2016.

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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 04:19 PM

3. K&R for us sane folks.

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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 04:32 PM

4. Don't expect the media to have a frenzy over this news.

They will continue to report every fart coming from the dirtbag nazi assholes out gunning for covid.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 05:29 PM

5. I'm glad that when crazy stuff like this happens

that *I'm* not the crazy/odd one out.

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