Deep Dive 15 minutes Premium

US Survey Update: How Covid-19 Has Impacted Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sustainability (Full Report)

What's Inside

Coresight Research’s August 26 survey provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for US retail.

This week, we asked consumers about their attitudes toward environmental sustainability when they shop. Our findings cover the following:

  • Whether the Covid-19 crisis has made sustainability more of a factor for consumers when shopping
  • Which sustainability practices consumers consider to be the most important for retailers
  • The top product categories for which consumers believe that retailers should pay attention to environmental sustainability

We also discuss a number of survey findings on consumers’ current and expected behaviors, as well as regular weekly questions on spending and shopping, covering the following:

  • What activities respondents have done in the past two weeks and what they expect to do in the next two weeks
  • Whether respondents are currently avoiding public areas or travel—and which types of places or travel they are avoiding
  • 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

We discuss the implications of our findings for brands and retailers.

The findings provide an update to our previous reports, which were based on surveys undertaken on August 19, August 12, August 5, July 29, July 22, July 15, July 8, July 1, June 24, June 17, June 10, June 3, May 27, May 20, May 13, May 6, April 29, April 22, April 15, April 8, April 1, March 25 and March 17–18.

If you do not have a premium subscription, you can access select findings in a complimentary abridged report.

In addition to this survey, click here to view additional coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

This report is for paying subscribers only. Already a paying subscriber? Please log in to see the entire report.
If you wish to learn more about our subscription plans and become a paying subscriber, click here.