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.

Anjali Krishnan
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Safe Travels On The Cards For Many Americans

Many Americans are planning to travel this summer, which is another encouraging sign that we are putting the pandemic's dark days behind us.

Robert Austin
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Ford - Forging Ahead In The E.V. Race

Bob Austin discusses Ford’s exciting EV strategy.

Raghavan Mayur
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36% Of Americans Don't Have Any Retirement Savings

According to a recent TIPP Poll, more than a third of Americans are unprepared for retirement.

Anjali Krishnan
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Time To Upset The Apple Cart?

Tech companies have grown to such proportions that many behave like monopolies. We look at how Americans feel about this development and what is likely in store for the tech giants starting with Apple, Inc.

Raghavan Mayur
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Automotive Demand Index Slips Slightly, Still Very Strong

TechnoMetrica forecasts auto sales will remain strong in the coming months, hovering around 18.5 to 19.0 million annualized units.

Mark Pfeifle
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Public Worried About Cyber Attacks

Mark Pfeifle, a cybersecurity expert, discusses the results of a recent TIPP Poll on the subject as well as steps to improve cybersecurity.

Raghavan Mayur
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Republicans And Independents Are Unwilling To Vaccinate

The latest TIPP Poll shows that Republicans and Independents are hesitant to vaccinate.

Andrew H. Sweet
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German 'Dead Fraudster' Exposed By Pet Poodle In Majorca

The 47-year-old woman, arrested by Spanish police, is suspected of embezzling around $1.2 million from the German solar power firm she worked for, says news reports. Private detectives hired by the firm sniffed around on social media and found that she owned a "giant" poodle. The detectives

Anjali Krishnan
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Americans Bullish On ‘Made In America’ Initiatives

Consumers prefer retailers that support American manufacturers and are willing to pay more for American products.

Anjali Krishnan
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Pandemic Prodding The Move

This article discusses pandemic-related migration, its significance, the reasons for relocations, and destinations.

Anjali Krishnan
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Vax Resisters Share General Mistrust Of Vaccines, As Well As Safety And Efficacy Concerns

28% of Americans are “vax resisters” who don’t plan to get a COVID vaccine soon. This article explores reasons for the hesitancy. It also demonstrates the steady gain in acceptance for coronavirus vaccines in the population.

Robert Austin
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Recycling Plastic, It’s More Than A Challenge. It Is A Must!

Robert Austin discusses the challenges of recycling plastics as well as recent advances in plastic recycling. He also emphasizes how improving plastic recycling aligns with the "doing more with less" mindset on Buckminster Fuller's Spaceship Earth.