Poll: Vast Majority Of Americans Accept That COVID Is Here To Stay, Want To Get On With Life

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A new Monmouth Poll shows that Americans just want to move on from constantly hearing about, talking about and fearing about COVID-19.

Basically, the pandemic is no longer a pandemic, the respondents seem to say. It’s just something we will have to deal with, perhaps forever.

Per the Monmouth Poll, 70 percent of Americans feel as “it’s time we accept that COVID is here to stay and we just need to get on with our lives.” Broken down by political affiliation, the poll revealed that 89 percent of Republicans agree, as do 71 percent of independents and even 47 percent of Democrats.

Liberals tend to make up the loudest voices in the mainstream media, so the fact nearly 50 percent agree that it’s time to move on … well, that’s saying something.

The Monmouth Polling Institute is located at Monmouth University in New Jersey. It is widely considered one of the most accurate gauges of public thinking, based on its methodology and historical accuracy.

So if the Monmouth Poll tells us that people are ready to move on with their lives, we can trust that people likely really are.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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