Analyzing the course of economic recovery from COVID-19 in the U.S.


The new Franklin Templeton-Gallup Economics of Recovery Study is an unprecedented, large-scale research effort that will combine monthly surveys of U.S. adults with big data to capture Americans’ readiness to resume pre-COVID-19 behaviors with the goal of better informing the path to recovery. Our investment teams will also utilize the extensive data set in the construction of their macroeconomic outlook.

Monthly surveys will focus on topics such as consumers’ support for reopening daycares, schools, restaurants, nonessential businesses, as well as statistics on recent visits/orders from restaurants, plane ticket purchases, hotel reservations, etc.

The surveys will be conducted over a six-month period (July-Dec 2020) with a sample size of 35,000 U.S. adults.

Results will be reported at multiple levels, including national, regional, state, and large metropolitan areas. Data will be analyzed by income, race/ethnicity, age, gender, political party, etc.


Latest Findings

Parents of Remote Learners Less Likely to Work Full Time
January 26, 2021
Study indicates parents with children in remote-only or hybrid learning situations are much less likely to be employed full time than those whose children are learning entirely at school -- 47% vs. 71%, respectively.

Front-line Workers No Keener Than Others to Get Vaccine
January 26, 2021
Vaccine acceptance mixed among front-line workers; one in three say they will not agree to be vaccinated.

The COVID Confidence Conundrum
November 19, 2020
Confidence to protect oneself from COVID-19 is strongly linked to public behavior and consumption—a key driver for economic recovery. Confidence remains relatively consistent despite a surge of infections in the U.S.

Previous Findings

Roundup of Recent Gallup Data on Vaccines
November 13, 2020

Investors With Advisers More Confident Amid COVID-19
November 12, 2020

Economic Stimulus Could Boost U.S. Holiday Spending
November 12, 2020

New Experiment Shows How to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance
October 30, 2020

45% of Parents Very Worried Kids Will Get COVID-19 at School
October 8, 2020

Mask Use Linked to More Accurate Perceptions of COVID-19
October 7, 2020

Confidence in Avoiding COVID-19 Linked to Consumer Behavior
October 7, 2020

Consumers' Likelihood to Visit Businesses Stable in August
September 9, 2020

Americans Favor Saving Over Spending Until Vaccine
September 9, 2020

Broad Bipartisan Support for Additional Stimulus in U.S.
September 1, 2020

52% of U.S. Air Travelers Now Uncomfortable Flying
August 6, 2020

Which Americans Are Most Likely to Be Eating Out Again?
August 6, 2020

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