Many won’t rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

  • FILE - A 24-hour grocery pickup location at a Walmart in Oklahoma City, on May 30, 2017. A new poll shows that many Americans don't expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

  • Medical director of Doctor on Demand Dr. Vibin Roy speaks to a patient during an online primary care visit conducted from his home, April 23, 2021, in Keller, Texas. A new poll shows that many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

WASHINGTON — Many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many think it’s a good thing if those options remain available in the future.