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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

Insights

Data Privacy Laws

For nearly a year, consumers have been spending more time online -- and generating more data with every minute that passes. Companies like to...

The Value of a Review

When was the last time you went to a new restaurant without checking Yelp or Google reviews? The same held true for checking movie...

Monthly Economic Letter
February 2021

The latest USDA report featured increases to world production (+1.3 million to 114.1 million) and consumption forecasts (+1.5 million bales to 117.2 million).  Due...

Self-Care & Wellness

Looking back on 2020, did it really only last one year? It started with unsettling murmurs of a strange new virus. That was followed...

Consumer Shopping

Now that we're firmly enmeshed in the New Year, it would be nice if 2020 were a distant memory. But COVID-19 is still incredibly...

How to Survive & Thrive

If the pandemic was hard on major retailers who have doors and customers nationwide along with a strong internet presence, small businesses weren't about...

The Year of Take Back

Even though a surge in COVID-19 cases and post-election stress didn't exactly make for a holly, jolly Christmas season, American consumers pushed holiday retail...

Carving Out Loyalty

It's kind of funny/not funny how retail and personal relationships can seem so similar. This past year has been more than tough for both....