Sixty-two percent of Americans said last week that they would be comfortable returning to work in person right now, just one point above the summertime low of 61% amid fears about the Delta variant. Comfort doing most other day-to-day activities, including shopping, eating out, and going to the movies, also declined slightly.

One anomaly: 44% of Americans said last week that they’d be comfortable going to a large public event right now, a two-point increase from the week before. However, this is also one of the most divisive data points regarding COVID-19 concerns – in the same survey, 39% of U.S. adults said they wouldn’t be comfortable going to a big event for at least four months (not depicted in the chart below). Take a look at this week’s COVID Check-In for the full story:

Drop by again on Wednesday, October 6 for the next check-in.

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