Axios-Ipsos regular poll (Wave 66) conducted May 13-16, 2022, finds many people (31%) say the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Fifty-nine (59%) of Republicans, along with 55% of the unvaccinated, believe the pandemic is over. This contrasts with just 27% of Independents, 10% of Democrats and 22% of the vaccinated who say it’s over. Almost 3 in 4 Americans (71%) describe the pandemic as a problem, but manageable.
While at least 6 in 10 people reported dining out, visiting loved ones or going shopping, only 40% said they have returned to their pre-Covid life.
The latest Coronavirus Index poll is Wave 66 of regular surveys conducted by Axios-Ipsos. The current poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points.