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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Shopper Worries Increase, Prompting More To Cut Retail Spending (Select Findings)

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This report provides select findings from Coresight Research’s latest survey on the coronavirus crisis. We asked US consumers 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.  This report features extracts of our full survey, including:

  • How concerned respondents are about the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The impact, or expected impact, on respondents’ jobs and incomes.
  • Whether consumers are making cutbacks in retail spending.
  • What proportion of consumers are avoiding public places or travel, and which types of places they are avoiding.

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.

  • Respondents’ concerns about job and income prospects. · Whether respondents are avoiding public spaces or travel, and the types of places they are avoiding.
  • 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.
  • Whether consumers expect to make more purchases online during the coronavirus outbreak and, if so, which categories.
  • Whether respondents expect to retain changed behaviors even after the COVID-19 outbreak ends and, if so, which.
  • Whether US consumers think stores should be forced to close, and whether they are concerned about healthcare availability.

Our latest research provides an update to our previous report, which was based on a survey undertaken one week earlier.

We provide week-over-week comparisons on most 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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