As Businesses Reopen, Many Americans Hesitant

Poll of 1,000 consumers in mid-May shows reluctance to venture out.

A majority of states in the Union have opted to reopen with a variety of protective measures in place to ward off the spread of COVID-19, including regular employee testing, enforced mask-wearing, and social distancing at least 6 ft apart. But hopes to re-stimulate local economies by reopening businesses may be curtailed by nervous consumers.

In a poll taken by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research designed to represent U.S. demographics on a small scale, only 42% of those who attended public entertainment venues on a more than monthly basis pre-quarantine, such as movie theatres, concerts, and sporting events, said they felt comfortable participating again this upcoming summer. Only half of those who regularly went to restaurants and gyms said they would feel comfortable going again once states reopened.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump as he considers ways to carry the economy through these turbulent times.
  • That God would bring healing and a cure for COVID-19 swiftly.
  • For small businesses to be preserved as they weather this storm.

Sources: AP


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