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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Consumers Turn Against “Made in China” (Select Findings)

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This report provides select findings from Coresight Research’s June 3 survey of US consumers on the coronavirus crisis. We asked respondents about the impact of the pandemic on their behaviors and expectations, with a focus on implications for retailers.

This report is available for free and can be accessed by registering for a free account. Selected findings in this report include:

  • Whether consumers think that US retailers should source fewer products from China because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Whether consumers expect to avoid public places or change travel arrangements once the coronavirus lockdowns are eased and businesses reopen—we look at week-over-week changes.
  • Whether respondents expect to retain behaviors from the coronavirus outbreak period—including changed shopping habits.

Our full report is available to premium subscribers and includes further findings:

  • Whether the coronavirus has had an effect on respondents’ willingness to buy products that are made in China.
  • The types of places respondents expect to avoid after lockdowns end, and how long consumers expect to retain avoidance behaviors for.
  • When respondents expect their spending levels to return to normal.
  • How long consumers expect the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis to last in the US.
  • Whether respondents are buying more or less of any retail categories as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and, if so, which types of products.
  • Whether US shoppers are making more purchases online during the coronavirus outbreak and, if so, which categories.

Our latest research provides an update to our previous reports, which were based on surveys undertaken on May 27, May 20, May 13, May 6, April 29, April 22, April 15, April 8, April 1, March 25 and March 17–18.

In addition to this survey, Coresight Research is publishing ongoing coverage on the coronavirus outbreak, which can be accessed here.

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