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Americans Stayed Inside Even as Cities and States Reopened

  • More than 130 million consumers avoided restaurants in August
  • Even the youngest adults said they are shopping less
Employees Work From Home As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise Slightly
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Well after U.S. economies began reopening this year, Americans continued to stay home.

By the latter half of August, 130 million Americans said they avoided eating at restaurants, a new U.S. Census Bureau survey analyzed by Bloomberg News shows. Only about 21 million of the nearly 250 million people had resumed dining out, according to the data gathered in collaboration with multiple federal agencies.