The Halloween Candy Winner of 2020

The numbers are in! Premise surveyed 1,375 contributors across the U.S. to determine America’s favorite Halloween candy for 2020. Given only one vote and faced with 23 options and an “other” category, the competition was stiff for one candy to be crowned the Halloween favorite of 2020.  And the Halloween Candy Winner Goes To… The

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Celebrating Halloween During a Pandemic

With Halloween just around the corner and a 20% uptick in U.S. coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidance around how families and individuals can safely celebrate Halloween this year. They are dividing popular Halloween traditions and activities into three categories: lower, moderate and higher risk

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COVID Precautions Broadly Used, Despite Rising Cases

As the country continues its struggle with the coronavirus, recently passing the grim milestones of 7M cases nationwide and over 200,000 deaths, two preventive measures loom in importance as we near the annual flu season—face masks and social distancing. The CDC, WHO and other major health organizations are now unequivocal in their guidance that employing these

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More Americans Embrace Mask Use, Distancing as U.S. Cases Continue Rising

While many countries have successfully “flattened the curve” in the fight against COVID-19, allowing them to slowly reopen businesses and resume limited tourism, the situation in America is far worse. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has continued to skyrocket, setting single-day records multiple times in the past few weeks, including back-to-back days

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Are Americans Wearing Face Masks?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe, with the United States recently passing two unfortunate milestones—over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past ten weeks and over 100,000 have died from the virus overall. In the midst of this, Premise has continued to collect data on the issue, tasking its contributors

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How Difficult is it for Americans to Find Desired Items in Stores?

COVID-19 has sent global and domestic supply chains scrambling. As states across the United States began implementing shelter-in-place ordinances in March and April, many Americans also began having difficulties finding essential goods. It is likely that 2020 will go down as a year where toilet paper and hand sanitizer were some of the hottest commodities.

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Pandemic Lockdowns: Grudging Acceptance, Doubt Remains

Around the world, there are an increasing number of protests, some recurring weekly, against government-instituted lockdowns and other restrictions.  These demonstrations do not seem to be related to any given country’s performance in managing COVID-19, comparing the number of protests with the number of reported cases and the number of deaths in each country.  In

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help With Data Collection Gap During COVID-19

As I sit in my home office, it’s hard not to think about all the ways the pandemic is altering our lives, both personal and professional. In the United States, a vast majority of people are working from home and for parents, that means juggling work, parenting, teaching, and so much more. In a six-week longitudinal

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Loneliness: An Unprecedented COVID-19 Cost on the Nation’s Youth

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? This question once posed by the Beatles seems more relevant now than ever. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has been a central policy to contain the spread of the virus. Our data suggests that this very measure could be increasing

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