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Nearly half of Americans are reportedly ready to return to movie theaters, according to Deadline.
This stat comes straight from a National Research Group-conducted poll for the entertainment news outlet, which questioned the current comfort level of moviegoers as the coronavirus pandemic nears its one-year anniversary (March 11), according to the World Health Organization’s declaration.
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NRG-Deadline’s poll found that teenagers and young men under the age of 25 were most comfortable with returning to theaters at 60% and 62%, respectively.
Only 50% of women under the age of 25 expressed comfort with going back to theaters.
Not so surprisingly, adults who are over the age of 25 weren’t as comfortable as their younger counterparts. Multiple studies and reports suggest older age demographics are more at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus or having a health complication that could result in a coronavirus-related death.
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Women over the age of 25 were the most wary age demographic, with only 40% telling NRG they are comfortable going back to a movie theater. Men in the same age group were slightly more comfortable at 49%.
When factoring in the polled parties who said they are or will be “very or somewhat comfortable” when coronavirus vaccines are distributed to the masses, NRG’s data shows a whopping 82% will have restored faith in theaters.
Of those who are looking forward to vaccines the most were women under the age of 25 (85%), men over age of 25 (84%) and men under the age of 25 (83%).
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Interestingly, women over the age of 25 showed they’d be the least comfortable with movie-going even with the vaccine broadly distributed. However, this uncertainty is only a slight margin when compared to the other three polled groups.