Greater than 1 / 4 of Americans “undoubtedly would not” really feel comfortable sending youngsters again to highschool inside the subsequent few weeks, a brand new poll launched Tuesday discovered.
The survey, carried out in 16 international locations by Ipsos over a four-day span earlier this month, discovered that 46 % of Americans polled stated they’re not comfortable with permitting their youngsters to return to the classroom within the coming weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Twenty-eight % stated they “undoubtedly would not” ship their children again anytime quickly.
In the meantime, simply 26 % of Americans really feel comfortable in regards to the prospect of sending their youngsters again to highschool.
Throughout the globe, confidence in youngsters returning to highschool was highest in Australia, the place 59 % of respondents stated they’re comfortable with schools reopening quickly. Australia was adopted by South Korea at 49 % and China at 43 %, the poll discovered.
In distinction, 44 % of Brazilians stated they undoubtedly would not ship their youngsters again to highschool within the subsequent few weeks, the very best portion of respondents among the many international locations polled.
Relating to their very own return to the office, adults in South Korea and Australia have been most comfortable about getting again within the workplace — at 82 % and 71 %, respectively.
Fifty-five % of Americans, in the meantime, stated they felt protected returning to the workplace, in comparison with 38 % who stated they did not.
The net poll carried out from Might 7 to 10 surveyed 16,000 adults within the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the UK.
Roughly 1,000 folks from every nation took half. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 share factors, Ipsos stated.