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Explore Morning Consult’s latest data tracking the public’s views on the pandemic here and trends in consumer comfort here.

LAST UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2022

Tracking the Return to Normal: Socializing

Morning Consult is tracking how safe the public feels returning to everyday social interactions
By: Wesley Case

 

This tracker is part of a series from Morning Consult gauging when consumers will return to normal activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made socializing with others taboo. One important aspect in discerning consumers’ overall comfort levels is understanding their willingness to re-enter these social settings. Morning Consult will keep tracking the public’s comfort with various social situations as the pandemic continues.

Tracking Americans' Comfort With Socializing With Others in Public
The share of U.S. adults who said they feel comfortable doing the following activities right now:
Weekly surveys are conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Comfort in Socializing By Generation
The share of respondents who said they feel comfortable socializing in public places right now:
Weekly surveys are conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Comfort Dating By Gender
The share of respondents who said they feel comfortable dating right now
Weekly surveys are conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

How Often Are Americans Wearing a Mask?
Respondents were asked how often they're wearing face masks
Weekly surveys are conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Tracking the Return to Normal

When will things return to normal and what will our new normal look like? It’s a question that business, economic and government leaders continue to grapple with as the pandemic unfolds.

To help answer this complicated question, Morning Consult is tracking how consumer attitudes are shifting across a wide range of categories, from travel to entertainment to dining, to gain greater insight into not only when consumers will be ready to return to their normal activities, but how their habits will be forever changed. Sign up for alerts below.

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