Coronavirus cases may be going down in certain parts of the U.S., with several cities allowing Americans to return back to work, head out to restaurants, and engage in somewhat “normal” activities. But the pandemic is still very much on the minds of many Americans, according to our most recent healthinsurance.com pulse survey.
More than 1,000 Americans of all ages and demographics weighed in on the current state of healthcare technology, the economic landscape, health matters and a few random topics.
Here’s a breakdown.
If there’s one COVID-19 silver lining, it’s new or enhanced - medical technology, including the rise of telemedicine, automated chatbots who give coronavirus updates, talking with a family member (sick or healthy) via Zoom, robots that clean hospital rooms, and so much more.
To that end, the 3 survey findings stood out to us:
One of the most interesting things we learned is that people don’t feel guilty about taking time off despite working from home - which, to us, is a breath of fresh air.
In fact, 40% of our survey respondents still intend to take a vacation despite working from home. And taking the time to unplug from work could improve moods and mindsets now more than ever.
After all, our survey also found that the overall moods of our respondents is negative: A combined 78% feel angry, frustrated, sad or depressed, which could be a direct tie to the coronavirus pandemic mixed with economic stress and nationwide protests.
Aside from that, this category yielded some other compelling results.
As a general observation, protection from COVID-19 and the promise of a vaccine understandably remain top-of-mind for our survey respondents.
Though it's an unfortunate national trend, it's no surprise: Americans continue to take an economic hit from COVID-19.
The above results were gathered through an online poll of more than 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18-64. The poll was conducted from June 8, 2020 to June 10, 2020, gleaning representative samples from each state based on population.