Consumer Foresight: Beyond The Pandemic
May 2022 Edition: Health & Wellness

Overall, concern about COVID-19 continues to decline, and pandemic-related stress and emotions are stable.

Regarding happiness and emotional health, the greatest amount of contentment (among just under half of consumers) is with their emotional, spiritual, and mental health.

Emotional State of Consumers

The top-rated health-related attitude statements (by just under half of consumers) are largely related to mental, emotional, and spiritual health; optimism; and happiness.

Emotional State of Consumers

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Both before the pandemic hit and in looking ahead, half of consumers are committed to annual physicals or wellness visits.

Emotional State of Consumers

Although 37% have never used telehealth services, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more growth has been realized in telehealth or virtual care visits compared to other resources listed here.

Healthcare Practice Changes

Financial Health

8 in 10 consumers say they are currently feeling the effects of inflation on their regular household spending. Food-related spending has already suffered the most, including both purchasing groceries and eating out. Clothing expenses are also being trimmed. Many are also cutting back in a variety of ways related to driving or fuel. Discretionary expenses like entertainment and travel are also being cut as a result of inflation.



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Emotional Health Through the Pandemic

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There are 3 reports available for download: January 2022: Financial Wellbeing Report, March 2022: Home Comfort, and March 2022: Health & Wellness.


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The online surveys were conducted among adults aged 18+. Beginning in March 2020, a total of 22 waves have been completed among adults 18+ in the United States. Over all the waves, more than 12,000 consumers have been surveyed. Wave 1 consisted of over 1,500 completes across two online surveys. Waves 2-16 were conducted among approximately 500 U.S. adults each. In Waves 17-22, there were at least 1,000 completed surveys among U.S. adults.


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