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Did something good happen to you in 2020, despite COVID? 1 in 3 say yes

Face coverings on the statues of former US President Franklyn D. Roosevelt, left, and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Mayfair, London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, as the third national lockdown, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, continues. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

WASHINGTON (SBG) - 31% of Americans nationwide say they’ve experienced something good during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent poll.

“Now, most disagree with that,” said Ballotpedia’s editor-at-large Scott Rasmussen to The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat. According to the data, 61% of people do not say they’ve experienced something good during the pandemic.

“When we talked to private sector workers or retirees, most of them say no, it didn't have any positive benefits. Government workers were more evenly divided. But one group of people who work for schools and colleges, pretty optimistic: 60% of them said yes, there have been positive benefits from the pandemic,” said Rasmussen. “They could look back on their life over the past year and say yes, there have been some good things as a result of this.”

While many are suffering from “COVID fatigue” as we pass the one year marker since the start of the pandemic, 39% of people say they were happy for an excuse to avoid social activities.

“For some people, our social calendars were too full beforehand and a lot of them simply said, I can use this as an excuse while it lasts,” said Rasmussen

Will people’s behaviors change once the pandemic has passed?

“47% of voters said it’ll be about the same,” said Rasmussen. “I think that really is expressing the desire to just put this behind us.”