Poll: Large majorities back coronavirus restrictions, slower return to normal

A meager 14% of Americans think stay-at-home orders constrict personal liberty, and only one in five said if restrictions were lifted the next day, they would likely go out in public.

More surprising, perhaps, is the 82% of Republicans who align with the view that social distancing and stay-at-home orders are responsible, life-saving actions, while only 17% believe the restrictive measures are a government overreaction that infringes on an individual’s freedom.