Optimism and the End of the Pandemic

A recent poll from GoodNewsNetwork.org indicated that roughly 60% of Americans feel optimistic that the pandemic will end before 2022 and are preparing themselves for a better future. Many are also saying that being at home during the lockdowns has motivated them to focus on self-improvement and, as such, have dedicated their time in quarantine to chipping away at lingering health and wellness goals.

When asked for people to reflect back through the pandemic, 52% of respondents indicated that they have volunteered for the first time during the pandemic; 6 in 10 have a new appreciation of nature; two-thirds believe they’ve become a better person; and 64% have experienced a transformative ‘eco wake-up call’, becoming more environmentally-conscious during the COVID crisis.

Another silver lining, With time to pursue new hobbies, 6 in 10 people have ‘leveled up’ and 40% saying they’ll make money from it, and nearly 70% of Americans are more appreciative of loved ones than ever before.

Read more about these polls, a new found optimism, and the good that has come in the wake of COVID-19 at GoodNewsNetwork.org.