NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ANNOUNCES THAT MOST ALL RESTRICTIONS WILL END ON MAY 19, 2021 ...

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY WILL ANNOUNCE HIS DECISION AT 1:00 p.m., TODAY

Here is a timely, new survey. I’m buying almost every conclusion.

Other deep dives on the topics of wearing facemasks and social distancing have yielded similar results.

This survey takes a look at the future of things like social distancing and wearing face masks in the future.

Sixty-four percent of those surveyed believe that their local and state governments will finally let go of some of the onerous COVID-19 restrictions within the next three months.

However, despite vaccinations and social distancing, nearly 50 percent think some social distancing measures will remain on a permanent basis, according to a recent study by Signs.com.

Even more incredible, 79.1 percent responded that face masks wearing is here to stay. This is despite the recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that relaxed the need for a face mask in many circumstances.

Only 8 percent believe that social distancing will ever end.

Connecticut will end all restrictions, effective May 19, 2021.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has just announced that they will follow, although they will keep the 6-feet distancing rule in effect for tables and more.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will announce his plans in 30 minutes (1:00 p.m.)

I project that Governor Murphy will dramatically reduce the restrictions in New Jersey.  A key part of governor Murphy‘s decision, will be what does he decide with the social distancing requirements? The Atlantic City casinos and all of the restaurant owners that I regularly speak with ... This is of major importance to them, in order to be able to serve their customers efficiently and effectively.

The survey was published last Friday, April 30, 2021. Here are some additional findings:

  • 45.4 percent of respondents disliked the "new normal" of social interactions during COVID-19
  • 43.1 percent believe the world would go back to normal, just as it used to be
  • 41.3 percent thought that some social distancing measures would remain permanently, even after the pandemic ends
  • 57.6 percent said they are uncomfortable visiting the gym, while 54.4 percent said the same about restaurants and 45.2 percent said the same about hospitals.
  • 72.6 percent said they felt most comfortable going to places like parks (72.6 percent), grocery stores (59 percent) and pharmacies (57.9 percent) in person.
  • 54.8 percent listed one-way aisles in stores as the most annoying social distancing measure
  • 22.9 percent confirmed they were following social distancing rules more strictly now than at the beginning of the pandemic compared with 27.7 percent who had decreased their efforts in following the previously adopted practices.

This is only one survey. But, I strongly believe that this is not an outlier. I say this for a variety of reasons; including respondents genuine, honest feelings conveyed, along with the supreme politics that has been played to scare people and score political gains.

Signs.com surveyed 1,009 people aged 19 to 81. The study has a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

Get our free mobile app