71% of Democrats Say Healthy People Should Still Stay Home To Avoid COVID

Brittany M. Hughes | June 7, 2021
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Apparently, nobody told Democrats the coronavirus pandemic is pretty much over – especially for vaccinated people.

But despite the CDC saying vaccinated persons are safe to go about their lives sans facemasks and without social distancing due to being inoculated from the virus, 71 percent of Democrats think healthy people – not sick people, healthy people – should continue to stay home and keep away from others as much as possible to avoid catching and spreading COVID.

At least, that’s according to the latest poll out from Gallup, which has been tracking public opinion on the topic for months.

The poll shows that only 2 percent of Democrats say their lives have gone “completely back to normal,” compared to 10 percent of Independents and 17 percent of Republicans. And while 58 percent of the general public now says healthy people should “lead normal lives as much as possible” now that the economy has largely opened back up and the vaccine is available to the public, only 29 percent of Democrats agree. (By comparison, 87% of Republicans and 64% of independents said healthy people should keep calm and carry on.)

Conversely, Gallup notes that “71% of Democrats believe people should stay home as much as possible,” down from 85% who said the same in April.

Only 20 percent of those polled said they’re still worried about catching the virus.