The data shows only 19% are still going to jobs outside their homes, while a 36% plurality is working from home and nearly a quarter are laid-off at home. And radio is there for all groups – especially the work-from-home force – where 38% are listening more to radio than they did before the outbreak.
NuVoodoo continues with its commitment to supply the radio industry with regularly updated information concerning the pandemic, having conducted over 50,000 interviews tracking attitudes about concern about the pandemic and related media usage. As of Friday, March 27, 2020, fully half the sample say they are extremely concerned and they have significantly altered activities.
Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Research Insights, NuVoodoo Media Services, said: “Radio is at its best when there’s trouble, supplying vital information and entertainment. These numbers underscore the deep connection radio enjoys with its listeners and its communities.”
Carolyn Gilbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, NuVoodoo Media Services, noted: “Our ongoing nationwide research focused on consumer perceptions and behaviors related to COVID-19, including media behaviors, has uncovered important insights about consumers’ radio usage during a time when people are extremely concerned about the effects of COVID-19. It is clear that people are still turning to radio during times of uncertainty and concern. Radio remains a vital source of news and information to Americans from coast-to-coast, with listening increases this week across all major dayparts. This is a significant opportunity for radio stations and their sponsors to be there in meaningful ways for their listeners and communities that depend on them for news, information, talk and entertainment.”
The information is updated regularly and available at: https://nuvoodoo.com/covid-19-media-data/.