Nearly half of Americans say they’ve established social “bubbles” of people they can trust to follow the rules for minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus, according to the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
The trend isn’t particularly partisan. It is most common in the suburbs and among women, older adults and people with college educations.
This week’s poll findings suggest that Americans are grappling with the reality that the virus isn’t going away anytime soon — and they’re trying to find ways to maintain some social contact without putting themselves at risk.
In the same poll, 46% say they know someone who tested COVID positive. In May, that figure was 4%. Hit the link for more stats about the social bubbles.