Gallup poll says Americans will still be cautious as governmental restrictions end

Even after governments reverse shutdowns, Americans will still be cautious in returning to normal life in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.That’s the takeaway from a Gallup poll that found 71% would wait and see what happens with the spread of the new virus, even when schools reopen and business restrictions are lifted.Gallup said the poll was asked in late March and repeated in early April.The time change showed some differences. Gallup said that “Men were initially 12 percentage points more likely than women to say they would return to normal immediately (28% vs. 16%). That gap has since narrowed to five points, 22% vs. 17%.”The survey involved self-administered web surveys for nearly 4,000 U.S. adults.

Even after governments reverse shutdowns, Americans will still be cautious in returning to normal life in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

That’s the takeaway from a Gallup poll that found 71% would wait and see what happens with the spread of the new virus, even when schools reopen and business restrictions are lifted.

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Gallup said the poll was asked in late March and repeated in early April.

The time change showed some differences. Gallup said that “Men were initially 12 percentage points more likely than women to say they would return to normal immediately (28% vs. 16%). That gap has since narrowed to five points, 22% vs. 17%.”

The survey involved self-administered web surveys for nearly 4,000 U.S. adults.