Americans are worried about coronavirus variants
Americans are worried about the rapid spread of COVID-19 variants, and are still willing to take safety precautions as a result, according to new Harris Poll data.
Why it matters: Despite the race to vaccinate as many people as possible, the variants are fueling another surge in cases across the U.S.
By the numbers: 62% say they aren’t comfortable traveling within the U.S., due to the variants.
- 60% say they wouldn't be comfortable in indoor settings like gyms or restaurants without wearing a mask.
- 58% say they are still uncomfortable with medium- or large-sized gatherings.
Methodology: The survey was conducted March 26-28 among a representative sample of 1,989 American adults.