Most Americans say their lives are at least getting pre-epidemic back to normal, according to a recent study.
According to a survey published Tuesday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and The Scan Foundation, 12 percent of adults think their lives are somewhat similar to what they were before the epidemic, 54 percent. .
A small proportion, 34 percent, think their lives are not the same.
The survey was conducted in mid-May, when, as of now, the number of hospital admissions is rising nationally.
According to the survey, a slim majority of 51 percent of Americans think that a Covid-19 vaccine is essential for them, while 39 percent think that almost all people need to be vaccinated before the situation returns to normal.
Fifty percent of Americans believe that the availability of effective treatment for Covid-19 is essential for participation in public life.
Only 22 percent think wearing a mask in a public indoor place is essential to getting back to pre-epidemic life, while 20 percent think regular testing is essential.
The study also found that black and Hispanic adults are more likely to emphasize indoor masking and regular testing than white adults.
While 78 percent of black respondents said most people would return to normal life wearing masks in public indoors, 62 percent of Hispanic and 44 percent of white respondents agreed.
When asked if most people should be tested regularly, 71 percent of black people said yes, compared to 58 percent Hispanic and 42 percent white people.
In the survey, 87 percent of respondents said they would hang out with friends and family; 79 percent planned to visit a bar or restaurant, visit elderly relatives, travel, and attend private religious services; 65 percent said they are ready to exercise in a gym or studio; And 50 percent will use public transportation.