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How COVID-19 has changed Americans’ comfort levels, behaviors and outlooks

Across the country, COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to ease—even as cases continue to rise. But do Americans feel ready? Mower polled 1,000 U.S. adults to learn how long will it take for a majority to feel safe resuming a number of “normal” activities, from taking a road trip to sending the kids back to school to sitting in the stands at a sports event. Among the other questions we asked: Who are the experts they trust most to say it’s okay to start reopening? How does their political affiliation affect that trust? And how has COVID-19 changed their views on spending, telemedicine and social media?

For answers to these and other questions, view our full report.