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No matter where you’re at in the country, it seems like any and everybody has the possibility of getting severe weather. Most people would agree that it’s smart to stay home when it’s storming outside, but apparently, it’s not stopping some people from making others go out to bring them their delivery food.

Over the past year and a half, I think it’s safe to say food delivery has increased. With COVID, or with less free time, people have enjoyed the privilege of getting their food picked up and delivered for them. But what’s the protocol during severe weather storms?

A new YouGov poll sought to find out whether Americans think it’s okay to order food delivery during severe storms, and apparently, opinions are mixed. How American haha. Overall, 45% of Americans say it’s completely or somewhat acceptable to order delivery during a storm, while 48% think it’s not very acceptable, or not acceptable at all.

Some other things the poll found out…

  • Men are more likely to say it’s okay to order in bad weather (51% vs. 41% who say it isn’t).
  • Women are more likely to be against the order, with only 40% saying it’s acceptable, and 54% saying it’s not.
  • Where you live also plays a role in your opinion.
  • Those living in cities are a little more likely to find it unacceptable than acceptable (49% vs 43%).
  • Those who live in suburbia are slightly more likely to approve than not (50% vs. 49%).
  • Those who live in rural areas are pretty evenly split with 45% approving and 46% not.
  • Those who live in towns are the most likely to disapprove with 40% saying it’s acceptable and 51% saying it’s not.

One positive note to end on that most people seems to agree on is that you should up your tip if you make a delivery person come out in bad weather.