Unvaccinated Americans more comfortable returning to public activities than those with one dose

By Morning Consult - May 12, 2021

Adults who have received at least one dose are less likely to eat in a restaurant, travel abroad or go to the gym than their unvaccinated peers

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 has given some Americans the confidence to return to many aspects of their pre-pandemic lives. But with less than half of U.S. adults fully inoculated, many of those who have received a vaccine are still reluctant to engage in a wide range of public activities.

In fact, Morning Consult’s Return to Normal weekly trend data indicates that U.S. adults who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are less likely to feel comfortable doing a wide range of public activities — from attending a concert to dining in a restaurant — than their unvaccinated peers.

Unvaccinated respondents in the latest Return to Normal poll, for example, were more than twice as likely as vaccinated people to feel comfortable traveling abroad or going on a cruise given the state of the pandemic. 

Other activities that unvaccinated people were significantly more open to included dating, attending a work conference, going to a gym or exercise class, riding on a train or bus and visiting an amusement park.

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