Share of U.S. consumers avoiding stores because of the coronavirus outbreak, by age

As of the end of February 2020, 34.3 percent of American consumers, aged above 61 years, were actively avoiding retail stores due to the coronavirus outbreak. Younger consumers, who are considered to be less susceptible to the virus, were less likely to be avoiding shopping in stores. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Share of consumers avoiding in-store shopping because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States as of February 2020, by age

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

February 25 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

532 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. internet users aged 18 and above who currently avoid public areas or travel

Method of interview

Online survey

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