Here we are - more than a year after the Coronavirus hit the United States. And a real fear that COVID-19 will never go away still remains. At least that’s how 56% of our latest survey respondents feel.
Our April 2021 survey covered a range of topics, including health and life insurance, telemedicine, and finances. But one major theme that emerged from the survey is how American adults are feeling about life in the new normal.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
If anything, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused people to value their health and wellness. So it’s no wonder why our respondents are taking precautions to ensure they’re protected now and in the future through health insurance coverage and life insurance policies.
Our survey indicates that:
Though our respondents are putting their health front and center, they’re still concerned about healthcare costs.
Two findings that stood out to us:
Healthcare providers, insurance companies and consumers alike are turning to telehealth services now more than ever. And the proof is in our survey results: 59% have received information about telemedicine from their insurance carrier, signifying a 111% increase since our April 2020 survey.
Adding to that: 50% of our respondents have used telemedicine services during the COVID-19 pandemic, while 75% will continue to use them post-pandemic.
Our March 2021 Coronavirus Anniversary Survey: One Year Later revealed that 39% of our respondents said they will miss certain aspects of pandemic life.
Interestingly enough, many more of our survey participants admitted the same thing in our April survey: try 91% now saying they will miss some aspect of pandemic life - quite the increase.
In terms of pandemic life at home, 49% will miss all of the family time once life gets back to normal.
Meanwhile, 62% are afraid to cough or sneeze out in public even though they don’t have COVID-19. And 67% feel that it’s too soon to drop mask mandates.
On April 12, the CDC paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reported cases of blod clotting after receiving the vaccine. And this news may cause more reluctance to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Though 46% have already received the COVID-19 vaccine (through any of the current manufacturers), 11% still aren’t sure if they’ll get the vaccine.
Of this 11% who are unsure: 59% say it’s because they’re simply afraid to get the vaccine.
Vaccine passports are also continuing to make headlines, so we asked our participants to weigh in with their thoughts.
The above survey results were gathered through a national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults from April 11, 2021 to April 13, 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. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.