Only 21 percent of those asked said they are extremely worried about the coronavirus breaking into their inner circles of family, friends and co-workers, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
That figure represents an all-time low in the poll, showing that people are less and less worried about COVID-19 even as the pace of vaccinations across the country slows.
Coronavirus restrictions are being lifted in most states, and many are starting to go back out to bars, restaurants and other popular activities. Case numbers have remained low, though there have been reports of rising cases in some states.
Just 25 percent of those polled now believe that more cases will come as a result of the lifted restrictions.
The U.S. has over 50 percent of its population fully vaccinated, with 65 percent of the adult population having received one dose of the vaccine.
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The poll found that 46 percent of the unvaccinated respondents say they will definitely not get the vaccine, while 29 percent say they probably won’t get the vaccine.
The poll was conducted between June 10 and June 14 and surveyed 1,125 U.S. adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.