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Covid-19 poll daily insights

May 20, 2020

  • People are doing more online shopping on mobile devices than on computers.
  • Twenty percent of people plan to keep staying home as states reopen.
  • A quarter of people say they plan to buy summer clothes over the next few weeks.


More people are shopping on mobile devices.

Thirty-seven percent of survey respondents say they are doing most or all of their shopping on their mobile devices. Slightly fewer people say they’re doing the bulk of their online shopping on the computer: 32 percent, or just under a third of shoppers. Another 32 percent say they are doing some shopping on mobile devices and some shopping on the computer.

what device people are using for shopping 5-20

People are starting to make plans as states reopen.

Across the US, a growing number of states have started to reopen in various capacities—and people are starting to think about the first thing they’ll do once restrictions are lifted. Sixteen percent say the first thing they’ll do is visit with friends and family, and 15 percent say they plan to head to a restaurant. Eleven percent say they’re planning to get a haircut as soon as they can.

However, not everyone is eager to resume life as usual while the virus still poses a risk. Twenty percent of people in reopening states say they’ll continue to stay home as restrictions start to lift.

plans in reopening states 5-20

While people are staying inside, many are buying new summer clothes.

Twenty-four percent of respondents said they plan to buy more summer clothing over the next few weeks. Some of the most popular items they mentioned include swimsuits, shorts, t-shirts, sandals, and summer dresses.

Several people mentioned buying comfortable clothes that will be good for warmer weather. One person mentioned that they’re “buying more [comfy clothes] now since I have no reason to get dressed up!”

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