A majority of Americans are hunkering down and say they will continue to social distance or stay at home even if lockdown orders are lifted, according to a new poll.
While 87% of the American public is staying home — regardless of whether or not it’s mandated by state or local municipalities — most plan on continuing to do so for all of April, according to the poll taken by the Huffington Post/YouGov survey.
Meanwhile, just 7% of Americans say they’re not sheltering in place while another 6% remain “unsure” — these citizens are most likely in North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Iowa or Nebraska — which have no stay-at-home orders in place.
Meanwhile, the survey shows 79% (versus 9%) of Americans say that the states that have issued stay-at-home orders made the right decision in doing so.
Although some residents of Kentucky (which has issued a stay-at-home order) who have been exposed to the coronavirus are refusing to quarantine — and have had to be fitted with ankle monitors to ensure they comply.
WASHINGTON – By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president – and the coronavirus the enemy – the United States was already on course to see more of its people die than in the wars of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
The country has adopted an array of wartime measures never employed collectively in U.S. history – banning incoming travelers from two continents, bringing commerce to a near-halt, enlisting industry to make emergency medical gear, and confining 230 million Americans to their homes in a desperate bid to survive an attack by an unseen adversary.