Manifest survey finds 67% of Americans uncomfortable flying

The Manifest, a business how-to and news website, has announced findings from a new survey that reports 67% of Americans are at least somewhat uncomfortable with flying in the next month, the company said.

The survey accounts for 351 Americans´ comfort with travel in May 2020 and another 501 American opinions on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020. The same percentage of people (67%) said they were uncomfortable with air travel in May and July 2020.

Despite concerns about air travel as daily new cases surge, only 23% of people have fully canceled their 2020 travel plans. Instead, 32%of people in the US are stopping additional travel planning while 15% are continuing to plan.

Residents of regions that have seen more success with flattening the curve are more comfortable with air travel now than they were in May 2020. For example, the number people in the Northeast who were very uncomfortable with flying decreased from 67% to 51% from May to July.

Conversely, residents of virus hotspots since May 2020 are less comfortable with flying in July 2020. Extreme discomfort increased from 35% to 43% in the West and from 48% to 58% in the South, mirroring spikes in positive coronavirus cases.

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