18% in May/June but is essentially back to where it was in February. It is also less than half the peak level of worry recorded during the pandemic in 2020, when as many as 59% were worried.While fewer Americans today than last quarter believe the pandemic is over, the majority (53%) still say it is.
This is down from 64% in May/June but remains slightly higher than the 49% recorded in February. All of these readings are higher than Gallup found in 2021 or 2022.Meanwhile, there has also been no backslide in Americans’ reports of normalcy.
With 42% saying their life is completely back to normal, there is still much room for this to grow, but the current percentage is unchanged from June.An equal proportion, also steady, say their life is somewhat back to normal (43%), while 15% say it is not yet back to normal.All party groups are more likely now than in May/June to say the coronavirus situation is getting worse, but Democrats have grown particularly negative about the trajectory.
The percentage of Democrats who believe the situation is worsening has jumped 38 percentage points this quarter, from 6% in May/June to 44% in September.