Only six percent of people in Yorkshire are happy to return to pubs this weekend, according to polls conducted by Yorkshire Live.
Surveys conducted on each of our Facebook pages found that nine out of ten people in each area of the region will not be returning as pubs will reopen their doors this weekend.
When the results of the surveys conducted by Leeds Live, South Yorkshire Live, North Yorkshire Live, Huddersfield News and MyBradford were added up, the results showed that 94% would not return when the pubs reopen.
To put it plainly, this was not the divisive question that many people expected it to be.
Divided by region
In the Leeds Live survey, only 8% of people said they were happy to return, with 92% saying nothing.
The comments from Leeds Live readers reflected this, without anyone coming out in favor in the Facebook comment section.
Reader Jackie Evans said he “can’t think of anything worse than going to a pub,” while Stephen Hunter replied “No, it looks hideous.”
In South Yorkshire, 96% of people said no to the pub, while only four% said yes.
Most commentators agreed that it was too early to ease the restrictions.
Jan Lowndes wrote: “Hardly to use the pubs, but I would consider going later, too soon but in my opinion”, while Liz Peaty echoed these thoughts saying “she would go for a coffee or Sunday lunch but not just for drinking especially in the evening. It will end up being free for everyone and increasing infections. “
Others, like Tracie Boothman, weren’t quite as excited to come back later.
He said, “No! I’d rather put pins in my eyes!”
In North Yorkshire, the results were the same (four percent yes, 96 percent no), with reader David Klinger saying what everyone was thinking commenting: “It’s not a strange opportunity! I don’t want to catch the coronavirus! !!! ”
All in all, people in West Yorkshire proved to be the most enthusiastic about going back, but not by much.
Huddersfield had the same result as Leeds (eight per cent yes, 92 per cent no), while Bradford proved to be the region’s most enthusiastic one-point point, with nine per cent saying yes on returning there.
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