CORONAVIRUS PROBE FINDS MOST FAVOR STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS
Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a new survey finds.
The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that a majority of Americans say it won’t be safe to lift social distancing guidelines anytime soon.
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 percent of Americans say the measures where they live go too far. About twice as many people, 26 percent believe the limits don’t go far enough. The majority of Americans-61 percent 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.