One in four Americans has reached breaking point because of coronavirus lockdown and 100% say they will SNAP if it continues for five more months, survey reveals
- Kelton Global conducted an online survey with 1,895 American adults about the coronavirus pandemic
- Results revealed that Americans are struggling with loneliness and anxiety as stay-at-home orders stretch into a second month
- The findings match with data from Apple’s Mobility Trends Reports, which shows Americans are beginning to experience ‘quarantine fatigue’
- Meanwhile, a majority of the Kenton Global survey respondents believe society will not return to ‘normal’ following the end of the pandemic
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
A new survey has revealed that one in four Americans has reached their breaking point because of lockdown orders imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumer insights consultancy Kelton Global conducted the 20-minute online survey with 1,895 American adults between April 3 and 6.
A quarter (25 percent) of respondents stated that they would be at their wits’ end if they were still stuck inside by today (April 28), and those numbers will only increase the longer stay-at-home orders remain in place.
And 72 percent of respondents said they will have reached their breaking point by early June, while 100 percent will have snapped if they are still stuck indoors at the end of September.
‘Our findings highlight the increasingly serious implications of stay-at-home orders, and puts some urgency on the actions of politicians and organizations who try to manage the COVID-19 fallout,’ Kelton Global’s Chief Insights Officer Dr. Martin Eichholz stated in a press release Tuesday.
A new survey has revealed that one in four Americans has reached their breaking point because of lockdown orders imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stock image
According to the the survey, women are more likely than men to reach their breaking point first, while Gen Z respondents reported feeling the most overwhelmed by the lockdown.
Loneliness, feelings of anxiety, and arguments with partners were the most common reasons as to why respondents had reached their tipping point.
The survey results match with data from Apple’s Mobility Trends Reports, which shows a recent uptick in movement by Americans who appear fed-up with stay-at-home orders.
Travel plummeted across the US in March when states went into lockdown in an attempt to try and flatten the curve as coronavirus cases and deaths soared.
But by mid-April, data – obtained from Apple user’s phones – showed an uptick in movement – especially in driving and walking.
In recent weeks, anti-lockdown rallies have also begun cropping up in states across the country, as residents call on Governors and other officials to reopen schools and businesses despite the COVID-19 risks.
According to the Kelton Global Survey, 72 percent of respondents said they will have reached their breaking point by early June, while 100 percent will have snapped if they are still stuck indoors at the end of September
Meanwhile, the Kelton Global survey reveals that most respondents do not believe that society will return to normal when the pandemic is over.
A whopping 75 percent believe air travel will not return to how it was prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, while 72 percent believe public transportation will also be permanently affected.
A majority of respondents also believe sporting events, concerts and cinema attendance will not return to pre-pandemic levels in the future.
But while a majority of people are desperate to get out of the house, most are simultaneously taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously.
Some 65 percent report feeling ‘worried’ about the virus, while 66 percent are staying up to date with the news.
As of Tuesday, more than one million coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the US. More than 50,000 Americans have died.
Americans are struggling with the closures of beaches, parks and businesses. A shuttered beach in California is pictured over the weekend