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While distance learning has not been favorably received by most law students, the forced experiment offers important insights for future online J.D. programs.

Majorities of Americans favor requiring students to be vaccinated, ranging from 51% for middle school students to 61% for college students.

Fewer Americans report they are isolating from non-household members, and more are going to stores and restaurants.

Seventy-six percent of U.S. adults report they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or plan to be. One in five adults who do not plan to get vaccinated say they are at least somewhat likely to change their mind.

Gallup's COVID-19 tracking poll finds a sea change in Americans' level of worry about the coronavirus and support for people returning to their normal lives.

Although Americans' economic confidence has slipped, the percentage satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. remains elevated, at 36%.

Three in 10 Americans say they are worried about contracting COVID-19, and 69% think the coronavirus situation in the U.S. is improving.

Majorities of Americans favor requiring proof of vaccination to travel by airplane or attend events with large crowds. Fewer support certification to go to one's workplace, stay in a hotel or dine indoors at a restaurant.

Americans are largely satisfied with the coronavirus vaccine rollout and are less worried about the availability of vaccines than they are about waning public demand.

Gallup asked more than 300,000 people across 116+ countries and territories how the pandemic affected their lives and livelihoods -- and their willingness to take vaccines.

Eight in 10 adults worldwide said in 2020 that their lives were affected at least some by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 45% saying it affected them a lot.

The majority of adults worldwide (68%) told Gallup in 2020 that they would agree to be vaccinated if a coronavirus vaccine were available, but about one in three -- or 1.3 billion people -- would not.

Mentions of COVID-19 as the most important problem in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest point since the start of the pandemic. The percentages naming immigration and race relations are up since last month.

Significantly fewer Americans than a month ago say they are avoiding public places and isolating themselves from people outside their household.

Americans' satisfaction with the COVID-19 vaccine process has climbed 24 points to 68% in the last month as 74% of U.S. adults now say they are willing to receive a vaccine or have already done so.

About eight in 10 parents of K-12 students in the U.S. support providing in-person school in their communities right now for elementary and secondary students.

Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are completely or mostly isolating themselves from others -- compared with 51% of those partially vaccinated and 57% who plan to get vaccinated.

As U.S. COVID-19 cases decline, there is little evidence that Americans are relaxing their social distancing behavior.

Americans' ratings of their leaders' responses to the pandemic show a decline in state governors' scores since last June.