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Gallup Poll: More Americans Going Out as Virus Restrictions Relax

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People visit Clearwater Beach on May 20, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2020 09:57 AM EDT

More Americans are venturing out of their homes after several weeks of lockdown as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed, a new poll finds.

Results from the Gallup survey:

  • 65% said they were avoiding public places during the week of May 11-17, a drop of 6 percentage points from the previous week. In mid-April, the figure was at 78%.
  • 63% said they were avoiding small gatherings, down from 71% the previous week.
  • 76% said they were steering clear of traveling by plane, bus, and subway, a drop from the previous week's number of 81%. That statistic was at 89% in mid-April.

In terms of specific places people are visiting, Gallup found:

  • 21% went to a restaurant, compared to 13% the previous week.
  • 23% went to another person's home, up from 19%.
  • 30% went to their place of work, no change from the previous week.
  • 47% went to the grocery store, a decrease from 49%.
  • 16% went to the pharmacy, down from 17%.
  • 25% went to another store not listed in the poll, up from 20%.

All states have begun to lift restrictions on staying at home and keeping businesses shuttered as leaders attempt to reopen the economy and get things moving again.

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More Americans are venturing out of their homes after several weeks of lockdown as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed, a new poll finds. Results from the Gallup survey: 65% said they were avoiding public places during the week of May 11-17, a drop of 6 percentage...
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