There’s no doubt the coronavirus has changed all of our lives over the last few months, but will things go back to normal when the country lifts their shelter-in-place orders? Well, according to a new study, that’s not likely.
The University of Phoenix poll finds:
- 86% of Americans worry about how the coronavirus will impact their everyday lives moving forward.
- 76% of people say it’s caused them to shift their priorities.
- 73% will likely continue the behavior they’ve adopted as the result the pandemic once life goes back to normal.
So, what type of behaviors do they plan to stick with?
- 86% plan to stay cautious even if social distancing guidelines are relaxed.
- 50% say they will continue to wear masks.
- 28% will wear gloves in public at least most of the time.
- 61% will clean/disinfect items they touch at least most of the time.
- 62% will keep at least six feet between themselves and others at least most of the time.
- 53% of people will be less likely to attend large gatherings.
- 52% are unlikely to travel internationally, while 37% won’t travel domestically.
- 42% say they would never use public transportation.
- 25% would never host an event at their home
- 10% won’t ever go to a sit down restaurant.
When it comes to parenting, the rules have changed, but once the social distancing guidelines are loosened, many may not be willing to go back to the way things were.
- 66% of parents say they wouldn’t feel comfortable allowing their kids to attend a large gathering. Other activities they’d be concerned about include:
- Hugging their friends (60%)
- Visiting a theme park, zoo or mall (58%)
- Going to a birthday party. (57%)
- Playing on a playground (53%)
- Going on a playdate (53%)
- Attending school/daycare in person (53%)
- Playing sports (45%)
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