Great news.

69 percent of Americans now believe they can return to normal life to a pre-pandemic existence.

This is a dramatic rise in confidence since it was last poll tested in March, 2021, when only 39% felt this way.

“Americans now say they see just a small risk – or no risk at all—in returning to pre-pandemic life, a new Axios-Ipsos poll reveals.”

The improvement in confidence is significant.

Here are how the poll results, released yesterday, break down:

  • 30% say they saw a moderate to large risk in returning to their pre-COVID-19 lives, compared to 61% in March.
  • 66% have visited friends or relatives in the past week, compared to 44% in March.
  • 61% have gone out to eat in the past week, compared to 39% in March.
  • 87% of Republicans say they saw little or no risk in returning to pre-pandemic life, compared to 58% in March.
  • 58% of Democrats say they saw little or no risk in returning to pre-COVID-19 life, compared to 22% in March.
  • 70% of independents saw little or no risk in returning to pre-coronavirus life, compared to 41% in March.
  • 73% say they saw little to no risk in shopping at retail stores.
  • 63% say they saw little to no risk in taking a vacation.
  • 55% saw a moderate to large risk in flying on a plane or taking mass transit.
  • 57% saw a moderate to large risk in going to an indoor concert.
  • 58% saw a moderate to large risk of going to a bar or indoor nightclub.
  • 52% say they favor requiring proof of vaccination to return to work, while 48% were opposed.

There is no doubt in my mind that the key to this has been the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is giving Americans their lives back, again.

You could say that the COVID-19 Vaccine is Making America Great Again.

SOURCE: Axios-Ipsos poll, conducted June 4-7, 2021. It sampled 1027 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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