ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS IN NEW SURVEY SAY PANDEMIC IS OVER
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans questioned in a new survey said that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, with many stating their top concern now is spreading the virus to people who are at higher risk of serious illness.
In the Axios-Ipsos poll, 31 percent of respondents said that the pandemic is over and 69 percent disagreed.
Perception of the pandemic varied across party lines, with 59 percent of Republicans, 27 percent of independents and 10 percent of Democrats surveyed saying the pandemic is over.
Additionally, 32 percent of respondents said their top current concern with the virus is spreading it to people who are at higher risk of serious illness, which was consistent regardless of party affiliation.
Among those who were unvaccinated, 31 percent said their top concern is dealing with restrictions in their daily life.
Overall, 74 percent say that the pandemic is still a problem, but manageable, while 14 percent describe it as a serious problem.