Effect of COVID-19 on U.S. consumer spending on online marketplaces 2020, by age

As of March 2020, 44 percent of U.S. consumers in the 30 to 44 age bracket expected that they would increase spending on goods from online marketplaces as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Interestingly, this figure was 31 percent for consumers aged 65 and above, despite low online shopping usage in this generation.

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Share of consumers in the United States who plan to spend more or less on goods from online marketplaces because of the coronavirus as of March 26, 2019, by age group

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 24 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: And do you expect to spend more or less on the following because of the coronavirus, or is there no change? Goods from online marketplaces, such as Amazon or Walmart

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