Two-thirds of Americans say their Thanksgiving gatherings will be similar to pre-pandemic ones, a new one Monmouth University survey found.
The poll found that 63 percent of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving with the same number of people as they did before the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2020, only 46 percent of Americans said they would celebrate Thanksgiving with the same number or more people than in previous years.
The increase in Thanksgiving celebrations is due to the fact that COVID-19 vaccinations are widespread for most Americans.
The survey shows that 64 percent of people who host Thanksgiving in their home don’t ask guests if they’ve been vaccinated against the virus. Only 27 percent of hosts require guests to be fully vaccinated.
“Break out the extra card table. Thanksgiving is back, at least for most people. However, some are still cautious and will host another virtual gathering this year, ”said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
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According to the survey, only 26 percent of Americans plan to spend Thanksgiving alone or with immediate family members because of the virus, up from 45 percent in 2020.
The poll was conducted November 4-8 of 811 Americans. The error rate is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.