Gallup: Fewer Americans concerned or bored, but some still lonely during coronavirus crisis

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May 18 (UPI) — There are now fewer Americans who report being worried or bored than there were early in the coronavirus crisis, a Gallup survey showed Monday.

The poll said 72 percent of respondents expressed happiness and less than half expressed concern. The last survey in early April showed just 67 percent said they were happy.

Monday’s poll also showed just 41 percent who said they were bored, down five points from the last survey.

Millions of Americans are still spending nearly all of their time at home under stay-home orders or recommendations due to the pandemic. Business in many states has begun to slowly reopen in recent weeks.

Gallup found that the share of Americans who expressed loneliness, however, is virtually unchanged. Nearly a quarter of respondents said they’re lonely, down 2 points from the last survey in late April.

Politically, Democrats are less happy and more concerned. Married and widowed adults polled happier, worry less and are less lonely than those who are single or divorced, the survey also showed. Also, women are more likely than men to be worried and lonely.

Gallup polled 8.700 U.S. adults from late April to May 10 for the survey, which has a margin of error of 2 points.

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