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Covid-19 poll daily insights

Thursday
May 28, 2020

  • Essential workers plan to buy from retailers filing for bankruptcy at a higher rate than non-essential personnel.
  • Fifteen percent of people specifically said they’re planning to buy shoes in the next week.
  • People without young children said they plan to continue favoring online shopping after restrictions end.

 

Compared to their nonessential counterparts, essential workers are more likely to buy from a retailer that’s filing for bankruptcy.

Seventy-one percent of essential workers said they plan to buy or have recently bought from a major retailer that’s currently filing for bankruptcy. This is higher than for non-essential workers where only 58 percent said they plan to buy or have recently bought from retailers that are in this financial state.

plans to buy from a retailer filing for bankruptcy by employment type 5-28

People are planning to buy new shoes.

When asked what items people planned to buy in the next week besides groceries, the most popular answer was shoes. Fifteen percent of people specifically said they’re planning to buy new footwear. Some people mentioned they’re planning to buy flip-flops for summer. Others said they’ll buy new shoes for exercising and walking since their current ones are getting worn down. For some, it’s an act of self care. One person who’s planning to buy new shoes has a great reason: “it is therapy for me.”

People without children under the age of 18 said they’re planning to continue to shop online predominantly.

Thirty-eight percent of those without children under 18 said they’re planning to do most or all of their shopping online in the first month after restrictions ease. Only 25 percent of those with young children said they’ll do the same.

shopping plans for first month after restrictions ease by parent status 5-28

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