As states begin the process of returning to some kind of normalcy, more and more stores will be open for business. But are people ready to shop?Maybe. A new poll finds:
- Many Americans are feeling uneasy about going to stores, with 29% admitting they may never feel comfortable buying in person again.
So, what would make them feel comfortable to step in stores again?
- For 19% of people, that won’t happen until they are personally vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Other requirements folks would need before shopping in-store again include:
- When their state or local governments give approval (13%)
- When everyone is wearing masks (10%)
- When the federal government gives approval (9%)
- Being personally tested for the virus (2%)
- They're already comfortable shopping in stores (17%)
Wearing masks does make some people feel safer being in public and while 88% of Americans are wearing them, 22% say they shop online mostly simply because they don’t want to wear them in a store.
- But whether they like them or not, it does seem that most Americans are wearing face masks, at least in public.
- 58% wear masks in stores
- 51% wear them in crowds where they can't maintain six-foot social distancing
- 41% wear masks when required by a business or government
- 35% wear them every time they go outside
- 24% wear masks at work
- 10% never wear a mask