CivicScience’s ongoing COVID Comfort Index has been fairly stagnant over the past month, but the most recent reading shows signs of optimism. The index, which measures Americans’ comfort doing day-to-day activities amid the coronavirus pandemic, had been stuck at 65.3 or below since April 3, but last week’s figures put it at 66.2.

Americans’ comfort with going to public events jumped by three percentage points week over week, with 6 in 10 Americans saying they’d be OK with attending a concert or sporting event right now. Comfort with going to work increased by two points, and comfort with eating at restaurants bumped up one point. Still, retail shopping and eating out seem to have hit a ceiling at around 75% of the U.S. population, while comfort with traveling and attending movies has been stuck near the 60% range. Check out our infographic for more details.

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