As Covid cases continue to drop in nearly every U.S. state at time of writing, overall concern about going into public continued its decline this week. In addition, tracking on specific concerns about the Omicron variant also continued to decrease. As a result, consumers are slowly getting more comfortable returning to normal activities, increasing across almost all measured activities this week and getting closer to pre-holiday levels.
As cases drop and Valentine’s Day approaches, plans to dine in at restaurants are starting to increase (up three percentage points since early January but still significantly lower than pre-holiday comfort levels).
Where Does Covid Stand in Day-to-Day Life?
To understand just how much people are letting Covid have a say in their day-to-day, CivicScience launched a new survey asking about the role the pandemic currently plays in peoples’ lives. The results show that more than 4 in 5 American adults are at least trying not to let Covid affect their daily lives.
Those who pay more mind to Covid skew older, and female.
The data also reveal that those who are currently affected by Covid on a daily basis are most likely to live alone, while those less affected by it tend to live in larger households.
The final finding makes sense given the previous one: those who are more impacted by Covid are significantly more likely to consider themselves addicted to their digital devices. Perhaps a higher likelihood of living alone makes device usage much more frequent.