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Effect of COVID-19 on virtual socializing in the U.S. 2020, by gender

Many Americans are currently staying at home in order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 spread. As the majority of adults in the United States has stopped going to public places and meeting in-person during the coronavirus pandemic, many have taken to socializing online. Overall, 42 percent of adults in the United States have socialized virtually with friends and family. Women were more likely than men to socialize digitally.

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Share of adults who socialize with friends and family virtually during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States as of March 26, 2020, by gender

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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: Which of the following best describes your current behavior? I am not going to public places or interacting in-person, but I am socializing with friends and family virtually

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