If restaurants reopen in your state and you decide to go out for a bite, there’s a good chance everybody around you will be a Republican.
As nearly every state begins to lift stay-home restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, consumer attitudes regarding what to do next are taking on a surprisingly political tilt. While slightly more than half of both Republicans and Democrats think their state is reopening at the right pace, Republicans are more likely to say it’s going too slowly, and Democrats more worried that it’s going too fast.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found gaps of more than 30 percentage points in the types of activities Republicans and Democrats are willing to do as restrictions ease. The biggest gap was on dining out, with 75% of Rs but only 39% of Ds saying they expect to eat at a restaurant in the next