After over a year of economically and socially devastating lockdowns, a majority of Americans want a return to normalcy, but 71 percent of Democrats still believe we should “stay at home as much as possible,” according to a recent poll from Gallup.
According to the poll, 56 percent of Americans support returning to normal life as much as possible, while 44 percent believe we should keep staying at home whenever we can. The split is decidedly partisan, with only 13 percent of Republicans believing we should remain home. Meanwhile, independents overwhelmingly support a return to normalcy, with 64 percent of them believing it’s time to resume life as it was pre-pandemic. Gallup additionally notes that both Republicans and independents are overwhelmingly more likely to report that their lives are already back to normal.
A whopping 84 percent of the Gallup poll respondents believe the situation surrounding the virus is improving, a notable 15-point increase since its polling in April,