Coronavirus: impact on online usage in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on online usage in the U.S.

This dossier explores the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on online usage in the United States, offering data on how the U.S. public rely on the internet to keep informed, working, and entertained during shelter in place or work from home scenarios. Many rely on the internet for news about the coronavirus pandemic and online shopping has exploded, leading to an unprecedented growth of online grocery orders.

Table of contents

  • 1. Online traffic
    • Change in monthly in-home data usage by device in the US 2020

    • Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on in-home data usage in the US 2020, by device

    • Coronavirus impact on U.S. online traffic as of March 2020, by category

    • COVID-19 and VPN usage increase in selected countries as of March 2020

    • Coronavirus impact on U.S. app downloads as of March 2020, by category

  • 2. Online activities
    • COVID-19 impact on digital communications in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19 impact on digital communications in the U.S. 2020 by age

    • Social media company responsibilities during COVID-19 crisis 2020, by country

    • Estimated U.S. social media usage increase due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • Effect of COVID-19 on online fitness video usage in the U.S. 2020

    • Effect of COVID-19 on instructional video usage in the U.S. 2020

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

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

  • 3. Online shopping
    • Effect of COVID-19 on U.S. consumer spending on online marketplaces 2020

    • U.S. discretionary item online purchases due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • U.S. online grocery shopping probability due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • U.S. online medication purchases probability due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • U.S. online food delivery purchase probability due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • U.S. online purchases due to coronavirus home isolation 2020, by gender

    • Shifting to online purchases because of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020, by category

    • Effect of COVID-19 on first-time online purchases in the U.S. 2020

  • 4. Online entertainment
    • Consuming media at home due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • Music streaming spending increase due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Subscribing to SVoD services due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • SVoD spending increase due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Estimated U.S. YouTube usage increase due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

  • 5. Online news and information
    • Most used sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Most trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

    • Least trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

    • Millennials' most trusted coronavirus news outlets in the U.S. 2020

    • Digital visits to U.S. government sources during COVID-19 crisis as of March 2020

    • Most visited U.S. government web domains 2020

    • Web traffic to the CDC.gov web domain during COVID-19 outbreak 2020

  • 6. Work from home
    • Changes to the general lifestyle due to COVID-19 in selected countries 2020

    • Share of workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 2020

    • Device usage increase due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • Interest in remote working related search terms during COVID-19 outbreak March 2020

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