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Just under half of U.S. K-12 parents support universal masking in schools for both students and teachers. Significant proportions favor no masking at all.

E-cigarettes are an increasingly popular alternative to tobacco products, especially among young adults -- but how many Americans vape regularly?

Americans have become slightly less likely to say they drink alcoholic beverages, and those who imbibe are drinking less, on average.

Americans' use of cigarettes remains near its record low point. Fewer U.S. adults say they vape, and they are disproportionately young.

Majorities of Americans support mask mandates for unvaccinated students, teachers and staff members, as well as vaccine mandates for middle and high school students. K-12 parents are less supportive.

U.S. children are experiencing far less boredom, stress and anger than they did in March 2020, according to parents' reports of their children's emotions.

Nine in 10 Americans think the coronavirus situation is getting better, while just three in 10 say the pandemic is over.

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

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.

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.

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.

Handwashing is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Worldwide, 58% of the population reports washing their hands at least five times a day.

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