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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Many Shoppers Fear Longer-Term Impacts, Threatening the Holiday Season (Select Findings)

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This report provides select findings from Coresight Research’s April 8 survey of US consumers on the coronavirus crisis, and provides an update to prior weeks’ survey reports. We asked respondents about the impact of the pandemic on their behaviors and their expectations.

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

  • Whether consumers are increasing or decreasing their purchases; whether they expect to retain changed spending behaviors for a long time; and, their expectations on the length of the coronavirus crisis.
  • The proportion of consumers that are extremely concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak, trended week to week.
  • The impact, or expected impact, on respondents’ jobs.

Our full report is available to premium subscribers and provides additional survey findings including:

  • How concerned US consumers are about the coronavirus outbreak, what they are worried about, and how long they think the severe impacts of the outbreak will last.
  • Whether shoppers are buying more or less of any retail categories as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and, if so, which types of products.
  • Newly asked this week—When respondents expect their spending levels will return to normal.
  • Whether consumers are making more purchases online during the coronavirus outbreak and, if so, which categories.
  • Respondents’ concerns about jobs and incomes.
  • What proportion of US consumers are now avoiding public places or travel, and what kind of places they are avoiding.
  • Whether respondents expect to retain changed behaviors even after the COVID-19 outbreak ends and, if so, which.

Our latest research provides an update to our previous reports, which were based on surveys undertaken on April 1March 25 and March 17–18. We provide week-over-week comparisons for many metrics.

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

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