Mask mandates questioned as COVID-19 risk reduced
By CNN staff | May 11, 2021 at 4:14 PM EDT – Updated May 11 at 4:14 PM
(CNN) – If you find yourself going out more and leaving your mask behind, you’re not alone.
A new Axios-Ipsos poll finds more Americans went out to eat last week than at any other time during the pandemic, 54% of those surveyed said they had done so.
Even more said they visited friends and family, with 59% reporting those activities.
At the same time, fewer people were taking precautions.
Social distancing wasn’t being practiced as much, down 8 points from last month to 56%.
Mask wearing was down, too, from 63% to 58%.
Vaccinated people were more likely to wear masks. The poll also says they’re going out at roughly the same rate as their unvaccinated peers.
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