Consumer Trends

Based on our survey data, this insightful section reflects on the changing American consumer, trends in their embryonic stages, adoption of new trends, and their implications for society. Articles range from the legalization of marijuana to video streaming to work from home to automobile preferences.

Terry Jones
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I&I/TIPP Poll: The Distrust Of Scientists Is Widespread — Including On COVID Vaccines

A substantial portion of the country distrusts scientists. Is the politicization of science to blame?

Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel
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Americans Support Law Enforcement Traffic Stops After Learning Stops Save Lives

Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma Co., the chair of the National Sheriffs' Association Traffic Safety Committee presents the results of a recent NSA/TIPP survey on traffic safety.

Robert Austin
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Auto Demand Continues To Cruise In The Stratosphere

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index remains strong. High demand, low inventory, and an uncertain supply chain situation work against the customer.

Raghavan Mayur
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Global Food Prices Surge

The FAO Food Price Index is up 31% year over year, indicating a significant increase in global food prices.

Raghavan Mayur
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Teleworking Declines As More Employers Want Employees Back Onsite

tippinsights examines the U.S.'s teleworking experience during the pandemic.

Raghavan Mayur
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Concerns About New Variants And Support For Employer Mandate Remain High

The IBD/TIPP Poll shows that more Americans support employers mandating vaccinations and that concerns about new variants drawing out the pandemic continue to grow month on month.

Robert Austin
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A Turning Point In Automotive History? It Just Might Have Been!

Biden administration set an ambitious new target for the automobile industry. And auto manufacturers welcomed the order. Robert Austin looks at the wheels that have been set in motion.

Raghavan Mayur
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Safety Concerns Biggest Worry For Vaccine Resisters

The IBD/TIPP poll finds safety concerns lead the list of main concerns among vaccine resisters.

Anjali Krishnan
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High Time To Legalize Marijuana?

With a draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act out, we look at what Americans think of the drug, its status, and usage.

Terry Jones
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I&I/TIPP Poll: Trust In Media In A Freefall, But Especially Among Conservatives

Terry Jones, Editor of Issues & Insights, discusses the results of the latest I&I/TIPP poll on media trust.

Andrew H. Sweet
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78% Of Americans Are Concerned About Inflation

As concerns about inflation rise among Americans, we take a look at the "what" and "why" of it and the two distinct schools of thought behind the economic indicator.

Raghavan Mayur
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Vaccine Resisters Stoic Amid Growing Concerns About New Strains

The IBD/TIPP Poll shows that more than a quarter of the U.S. population continues to hold out against getting the Covid-19 vaccine. A look at the latest numbers, and also an analysis of the past three months.