LAST UPDATE: MAR. 3, 2021

Tracking the Return to Normal: Socializing

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

 

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. Learn more and sign up for alerts.

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 continue tracking the public’s comfort with various social situations throughout 2021.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Roughly 1 in 5 Currently Feel Safe Attending a Party
The share of U.S. adults who said they feel comfortable doing the following activities right now:
Weekly surveys are conducted among roughly 2,200 U.S. adults and have a margin of error of +/-2%.

Baby Boomers Remain the Least Comfortable Socializing in Public Places
The share of respondents who said they feel comfortable socializing in public places right now:
Weekly surveys are conducted among roughly 2,200 U.S. adults and have a margin of error of +/-2%.

Men Say They Feel Safer Dating Than Women Do
The share of respondents who said they feel comfortable dating right now:
Weekly surveys are conducted among roughly 2,200 U.S. adults and have a margin of error of +/-2%.

How Often Americans Say They Are Wearing Face Masks
Respondents were asked how often they're wearing face masks:
Weekly surveys are conducted among roughly 2,200 U.S. adults and have a margin of error of +/-2%.

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 are grappling with as more and more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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. We’ll be updating these pages every week with new data and analyses. Sign up for alerts below.

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