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Weekly Quiz — Jan. 8

As the news unfolds each day, Morning Consult is on top of it. We capture how people think and feel about what’s happening around the world in politics, consumer trends, public health, sports, the economy, entertainment and more. Take the quiz below to find out how well you understand public opinion — and catch up on stories you might have missed.

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1/5

What share of U.S. voters say the events of Jan. 6, 2021, will influence their 2024 vote?
  • 55%
  • 15%
  • 35%
  • 75%
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More than half (55%) of voters said the events of Jan. 6 will have at least some impact on their vote in the 2024 elections, in a survey conducted just ahead of the second anniversary of the Capitol attack. Roughly a third of voters (34%) said the riot will have a “major impact” on their vote next year, including 53% of Democrats and 30% of independents.

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2/5

Which of the following technologies are U.S. adults most comfortable using or experiencing?
  • Internet-connected TVs
  • VR health and fitness apps
  • AI in education or the workplace
  • Gaming in the metaverse
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Consumers reported being most comfortable with internet-connected home products in a survey conducted ahead of the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show. Many of the new technologies that people have heard about are also the ones they are most comfortable with, such as 5G networks, internet-connected TVs, smart home devices and fitness-tracking wearables.

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3/5

How much has the average share of global adults who view the pandemic as a major threat dropped since January 2021?
  • 30 percentage points
  • 15 percentage points
  • 45 percentage points
  • 60 percentage points
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Heading into 2023, the average share of global adults who view COVID-19 as a major threat has declined by 30 percentage points since January 2021. Over 2022, the average share of consumers viewing global economic headwinds as a major threat to their country ticked up slightly, such that people are now more likely to see them as a major threat than the pandemic.

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4/5

What share of travelers said they plan to stay in a chain hotel during leisure trips in the next three months?
  • 47%
  • 27%
  • 67%
  • 87%
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The share of people who said they’ll stay in a chain hotel for a leisure trip in the next three months fell to 47% in December — the lowest mark since we started collecting this data in November 2021. Meanwhile, the share who said they’ll stay at a vacation rental climbed to 20%, indicating platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo are stealing market share from chain hotels.

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5/5

What share of adults say they are “very concerned” about the future price of electricity?
  • 51%
  • 11%
  • 31%
  • 71%
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About 1 in 2 adults say they are “very concerned” about future electricity prices, a share that remained relatively steady throughout the month of December. More than 2 in 5 adults said they are very concerned about current prices, compared with a slightly smaller share who said the same a year ago.

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This quiz is based on news and analysis published between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6, 2023.

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