COVID-19 numbers in the U.S. thankfully keep declining. In the past two weeks, cases are down 30% and hospitalizations are down 13%. According to CivicScience data, Americans’ concern about being in public spaces decreased to the lowest level ever last week. Right now, only 15% of U.S. adults are very concerned and nearly 40% are not at all concerned.
A trend that has been consistent is uncertainty with following public health precautions like self-isolation and social distancing. More than 1 in 4 people say they’re not sure how long they expect to have to practice these in response to the pandemic.
Summer Travel Season Begins
CivicScience continues to closely monitor comfort around traveling and taking vacations as summer travel season is right around the corner. As it stands right now, more than half of all U.S. adults are comfortable traveling “right now.” However, roughly 40% of people say they won’t feel comfortable traveling for at least two to four months from now – if not more.
Americans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of boarding a plane too. Intent to travel by plane in the next 30 days increased significantly since last week, from 18% to 25%.
It’s mostly young people who are comfortable going on vacation or traveling right now. More than half of all U.S. adults ages 18 to 54 are comfortable traveling now but less than 40% of 55+ adults say the same.
Income disparities are at play too – the higher your annual income, the higher the likelihood of you being comfortable traveling or going on a vacation now.
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