Despite a barrage of advertisements, rhetoric from politicians, and other mediums that tout the phrase, “We’re all in this together,” few people actually believe it. According to a new Gallup poll, 0.1 percent of Americans feel that they are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in harmony with their fellow Americans, especially when political ideology is a consideration.
The poll, which surveyed 2,345 Americans aged 27 to 65, posed a series of “yes” or “no” questions related to COVID-19 and political affiliation, including:
- When it comes to fighting COVID-19, does the phrase “We’re All in This Together” resonate with you?
- Would you lend one or more rolls of toilet paper to a neighbor if they had an emergency?
- Would you feel bad if a member from an opposing political party contracted COVID-19?
On a hopeful note, only 49 percent of participants answered “no” to the third question.