COVID-19 effect on U.S. homeownership plans 2020, by generation

Effect of COVID-19 on homeownership plans of GenZers, Millennials, GenXers, and Baby Boomers in the United States in 2020

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

September 2020

Number of respondents

4,400 respondents

Age group


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage points.

The original survey question was formulated as: "Has the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) influenced your interest in buying a home in the future?"

This survey question's respondents were 271 GenZers (1997-2012), 737 millennials (1981-1996), 439 GenXers (1965-1980) and 375 Baby Boomers (1946-1964).

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