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Meeting with the family or an online holiday: what Americans choose on Thanksgiving 2020


Source: Interfax

In the US, 35% of parents believe that gathering with loved ones on Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic is important and worth the risk of spreading the disease. Interfax.

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According to a survey by the Mott Poll organization, 61% of families, who usually have a big holiday on Thanksgiving, are also planning to spend it with a large number of relatives this year, 18% do not exclude spending the holiday with people who have been abroad.

At the same time, 35% of parents said that the benefits of spending time with their families on Thanksgiving may be worth the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, according to the survey, most families intend to follow certain measures in order to safely spend Thanksgiving. Approximately 88% said that relatives with COVID-19 symptoms would not be present at the celebration, and 68% plan to introduce social distancing rules for family members.

76% of those surveyed said that they would limit contacts of children with relatives who are at high risk and may have more serious consequences in case of infection. In addition, 64% of respondents will not invite to the holiday those family members who do not wear masks and do not keep their distance.

Mott Poll data is based on responses from 1 parents who have at least one child under the age of 443.

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