New polls show that significant numbers of Americans have ended friendships over disagreements about COVID-19 — and an even greater number have lost a friend or family member who died from the disease.
In one survey released Thursday, YouGov asked respondents “Have you lost any friendships because of differences in opinion related to the COVID-19 pandemic?”
Overall, 20 percent responded “yes,” 68 percent responded “no,” and another 11 percent replied “Don’t know.”
Democrats were significantly more likely than Republicans to have lost a friend due to disagreements about Covid, with 24 percent responding “yes” versus 15 percent of GOP voters who said the same. Independents were closer to the overall number at 18 percent.