Human Interest Two-Thirds of Americans Think Coronavirus Self-Isolation Made Them a Better Person, Study Finds Some respondents gained the time and flexibility to delve into new hobbies and discover new passions, the study found By People Staff Published on August 31, 2020 11:11 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Two-thirds of Americans think that self-isolation and quarantine has made them a better person, according to a new study. The survey of 2,000 Americans over the age of 21, commissioned by Coravin and conducted by OnePoll, looked at the positives changes to come from the coronavirus pandemic — and the ways in which respondents are re-prioritizing what they value. Results revealed 55 percent of respondents were even a bit embarrassed by some of the things they valued pre-quarantine, and this time spent inside gave 70 percent a chance to learn more about themselves. Majority of Older Americans Say That Physical Attraction Is No Longer Most Important in Dating Some respondents gained the time and flexibility to delve into new hobbies and discover new passions, and 35 percent said they want to continue those hobbies once quarantine is over. This opportunity to explore personal interests beyond work has led 27 percent of respondents to indicate they are hoping to achieve a better work/life balance coming out of quarantine. Over 70 Percent of Americans Are Using Their Cars for 'Me Time' During the Pandemic Being close to the people we care about was a major theme for the survey respondents. In fact, 46 percent want to spend more quality time with friends and family, and 38 percent plan to create more meaningful relationships with those around them. Of course, the pandemic continues in the United States, with over 6 million total coronavirus cases, and 182,986 deaths, as of Monday, according to a New York Times tracker.