An overwhelming majority of the American public — 87% — is now making the effort to stay at home when possible, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, with most saying they’ll continue to do so this month regardless of any official limitations.
Just 7% of Americans say they’re not currently trying to stay home when possible, with another 6% unsure. By a 70-point margin (79% versus 9%), Americans say that the states that have issued stay-at-home orders made the right decision in doing so.
President Donald Trump said in March that he wanted to see the U.S. “opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” which is April 12. At the end of March, however, he endorsed extending social distancing through the end of April, calling the earlier timeline “aspirational.”