Quarantining is getting old. And each new day the isolation is harder and harder. That’s the key finding as we look at our fourth week of COVID data. While many stressors such as shifting to wfh, managing childcare and homeschooling, and Amazon not having prime shipping on something we want have seen peaks and valleys, some stressors have just gone up and to the right. And each of those have to do with socialization…or rather, the lack of it.
As a team of folks whose professional lives revolve around the media, we already have a particularly strong interest in this area. But we also had a hypothesis that Americans’ news and media consumption habits have likely shifted in light of the pandemic — so we took a closer look in our most recent COVID Pulse Survey to find out.
After watching stress levels begin to come down week-over-week, the optimism may have been short-lived, as this week, we saw them ramp back up by 4%. While not a huge gain, we still wanted to better understand the causes of this uptick.
A big conversation in the media this week has been whether — in light of COVID-19 — major sports leagues will find a way to play and exactly what that might look like. With that in mind, we wanted to get the perspective of fans to see how they think this is all going to play out.
We’ve made it through another week of lockdown. How are you feeling?
Each week, we’re running a COVID Pulse Survey, where we are taking a look at how COVID is impacting Americans’ stress levels. Unsurprisingly, the data shows us stress is running high, and optimism is often hard to come by. But amidst the largely bleak data, there are of course always silver linings.
In the last few weeks, companies around the globe found themselves suddenly making the shift to 100% remote, thanks to the spread and growing concerns related to COVID-19. In addition to our weekly COVID Pulse Survey, where we are taking a look at how COVID is impacting Americans’ stress levels, the research team at Kickstand also […]
The COVID-19 crisis is scary. It’s scary for our health, and it’s scary for our economy. But like in any crisis, we believe it’s also an opportunity to think deeply about who we are and double down on behaving in ways true to our values.
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