HealthInsurance.com recently launched a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults to check in on a number of topics including at-home health, working remotely, and current views on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s take a look at some of the survey highlights.
Top takeaway: Declining beliefs in COVID-19 vaccines and treatment.
Back in May 2020, 64% of our survey respondents felt that a COVID-19 vaccine should be required. Now that we have vaccine options here in the U.S., 49% are feeling that the vaccine should be required, signaling a 23% decrease in belief.
Adding to that: In May 2020, 45% thought that there will be a cure for COVID-19. Today, just 21% feel that there will be a cure - a significant decrease of 53%.
Top takeaway: A rise in unhealthy behaviors during COVID-19.
While some people see the pandemic as an opportunity for embracing health habits and self-care, others feel that it’s taken its toll. In fact, 49% have not resumed normal life, which gives them more time for mindless snacking and binge drinking.
Our survey indicates that 55% of our respondents have gained weight during the pandemic, with ages 18-34 being impacted the most.
Additionally, 31% of respondents of all ages admit that they are consuming more alcohol than usual, which marks a 29% increase in drinking since our May 2020 survey. Ages 35-44 represented the majority of the growth in alcohol consumption.
Top takeaway: Continued challenges when working from home.
Last year, Americans had to adjust to working remotely in the wake of the pandemic. Our latest survey indicates that 36% of our respondents are still working at home.
Now that we’re a bit more settled:
It’s also worth noting that 45% of our respondents plan to take a summer vacation despite the freedom of working remotely.
The above survey results were gathered through a national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults from May 6, 2021 to May 10, 2021. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population.