As new mandates are being re-introduced across the country, concern about being in public spaces continues to rise. Right now, 22% of U.S. adults report being “very concerned” about spending time in public and another 22% are “somewhat concerned”. If this trend continues, more than half of the country may be expressing concern – and possibly changing their habits – in the coming weeks.
Consumer comfort shopping in stores continues to decrease, with an overall drop by 17-percentage points since mid-June.
Comfort dining out at restaurants has declined yet again this week, reaching levels similar to early April of this year.
The same trend follows for travel: Fewer than half of adults are comfortable traveling right now.
Even with Labor Day weekend soon approaching, plans to travel in the next 30 days have decreased by five percentage points over the last two weeks.
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