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  • Consumer confidence has plummeted, falling back to the levels seen at the onset of the pandemic in the United States. What's next? Get more from our partner Jon Last of The Sports and Leisure Research Group, as he talks with CNN about The Back To Normal Barometer....

  • America’s businesses increasingly feel that they are fighting against two hard-to-influence forces: individuals acting irresponsibly and a Trump administration that is reluctant to lay down the type of guidelines that would mandate individual behavior during the pandemic. ...

  • As cases of the coronavirus continue to rise across the country, officials on both sides of the aisle are calling on Americans to wear masks outdoors. Get the latest data on consumer perceptions around masks, from the Back To Normal Barometer and partner Ron Bonjean....

  • As Coronavirus numbers surge across the US, Americans are less optimistic than ever about the future. This top-line data review from late June 2020 tracks consumer perceptions as the pandemic continues to affect American daily life....

  • As states across the country are pausing reopening plans in response to rising COVID-19 rates, and national polls are showing growing dissatisfaction with President Trump, the Back to Normal Barometer shows that consumers' future expectations are at an all-time low.  Get more in this Washington Secrets article by Paul Bedard, now in the Washington Examiner....

  • Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckless behavior....

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