Majority of Americans worried that governments will retain expansive new powers after pandemic ends
Over a third are "very worried" about the prospect.
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A majority of registered U.S. voters are worried that government officials in the U.S. will retain their newly claimed expansive powers following the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Sixty-two percent of the respondents said they were somewhat or very worried about American governments holding onto their pandemic powers after the health crisis finally subsides. Just 32% were unconcerned with that prospect.
U.S. governments at all levels have claimed for themselves considerable powers related to the COVID-19 pandemic over 2020, including the power to shut down what they deem "non-essential" businesses, the power to mandate face coverings in most public settings, and even far-reaching regulations on religious life and worship.
The survey was taken by 1,200 registered voters and conducted by Rasmussen from Dec. 10-12.
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