Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Abridge, the survey found that 59% of respondents feel like they can start returning to their normal life as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations. (Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)

Two in five Americans are taking time off not to relax, but to catch up on overdue doctor appointments, according to new research.

A new survey of 2,000 respondents, including 500 medical professionals, found that 42% of those polled are planning to take time off work solely for medical appointments.

Why do respondents feel the need to use up their vacation days for appointments? Half of pollsters said they’ve put off seeing a doctor within the past year. A further three in 10 (29%) haven’t seen a doctor in more than six months.

The checkups that Americans are most…


New research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Broil King revealed the best parts of summer, according to Americans (Photo by Evan Wise on Unsplash).

Summer is sacred for half of Americans who say it’s the perfect season for them to be social butterflies.

A new survey of 2,000 general population Americans found just thinking about summer instantly puts 72% of respondents in a good mood, and the same number feels relaxed when they’re at a summer get-together.

And as life slowly returns to normalcy post-pandemic, many respondents said they’re ready to attend barbecues and relax in the pool — which 64% considered a form of therapy.

Commissioned by Broil King and conducted by OnePoll, the study revealed the best parts of summer include…


Conducted by OnePoll in partnership with TutorMe, the study also compared parents’ study habits to those of their kids. Photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash

Almost seven in 10 parents think their kid focuses better while learning remotely, new research indicates.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 American parents with school-aged children, which also gathered responses from the children of those polled, found one in three kids are excited by a remote system of learning.

And 72% of parents think virtual learning is a game changer that will be around long after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning remotely has given rise to good study habits; in addition to focusing better, parents said their child has started asking more questions (46%) and multitasking more effectively…


According to a study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Capital One, respondents added one month of emergency expenses to their savings. (Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash)

If you’ve taken a step back to review your finances during the pandemic, you’re certainly not alone.

A new survey revealed 58% of Americans have “completely” changed how they think about money due to the pandemic and nearly as many (56%) believe their concept of financial well-being has been altered since the pandemic.

The study of 2,000 Americans explored the impact financial wellness has on their mental and physical health.

In fact, the pandemic caused 48% to increase the amount of money they believe they need in their rainy day or emergency fund.


Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Affirm in July 2021, the survey found that clothes (70%), school supplies (43%) and backpacks (39%) are the top things American parents are prepared to splurge on for their kids this back-to-school season. Photo by Matt Ragland on Unsplash

American parents are splurging on back-to-school shopping this year by spending an average of $843 on each child, according to new research.

The study polled 2,000 American parents of school-aged children and found that projected spending on each child is up by 19% from an average of $707 last year.

With spending up, it is no surprise that more than a third of parents (37%) started their back-to-school shopping earlier this year. In fact, half of parents (51%) will have started their back-to-school shopping before August arrives.

Of those staying ahead of the game and getting their shopping started…


A new study from OnePoll and Enfamil looks at new parents journey during the pandemic and all the roles they’ve played since. (Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash)

Whoa, baby! Two in three parents of infants say they have no clue what they’re doing when it comes to parenting, according to new research.

A recent survey of 2,000 American parents with children ages 0 to 1 found 68% feel like they’re just winging it, especially for the first six months of their baby’s life.

And the pandemic hasn’t made things easier. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of parents said the crisis has completely changed the way they take care of their child. …


A new survey of 2,567 boomers* (about 2,200 of whom are not retired) found 52% of those not currently retired are worried COVID-19 has made such an impact on their lives that they’ll never be able to fully do so. (Photo by James Hose Jr on Unsplash)

Over half of American boomers are worried they’ll never be able to retire due to the COVID-19 pandemic — according to new research.

A new survey of 2,567 boomers* (about 2,200 of whom are not retired) found 52% of those not currently retired are worried COVID-19 has made such an impact on their lives that they’ll never be able to fully do so.

The poll analyzed boomers’ retirement plans as well as their non-negotiables for when the time comes.

Prior to COVID-19, 56% of all boomers polled said their top non-negotiable for retirement was maintaining their financial stability and independence…


New research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Article revealed Aries are most confident in their interior design skills (Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash).

The stars have aligned … with Americans’ furniture. A recent survey of 2,000 general population Americans explored the differences between the astrological signs to see what each sign cares about the most when it comes to home decor and furnishings.

When it comes to sprucing up their homes, new research has found Aries are most confident in their interior design skills (59%), Aquarius care the most about comfortable home decor and Gemini are the most particular about a pleasing aesthetic.

Scorpios were found to be the most confident (43%) and sociable (34%), so it’s no surprise that they’re most likely…


A study commissioned by Crystal Head Vodka and conducted by OnePoll found a third of Americans feel their absolute happiest when they’re on vacation. (Photo by Trend on Unsplash)

A new study has found seven in 10 Americans will do absolutely anything to go on a two-week vacation — even take an ice cold bath or a pay cut.

A survey of 2,000 general population Americans aged 21+ has found 65% of people get so fed up after a long workday, all they want to do is sit at home and relax for an average of four hours.

In order to escape the confines of their home and go on vacation, 45% would endure a bath in ice-cold water. …


A study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Depend found that 72% of people worry that other shoppers or store employees will judge their purchases. (Photo by Bjoern Taubitz on Unsplash)

Americans are willing to pay extra for personal hygiene products online, all in order to avoid the embarrassment of buying in a store, according to a new study.

The survey polled 2,000 Americans found 89% would opt to spend more money to purchase items online that they would otherwise feel embarrassed about buying in person.

Just over half (51%) of respondents said the items they’re embarrassed about purchasing in-store include period cups, laxatives or incontinence products such as adult underwear.

More than half (56%) have avoided purchasing personal care products out of fear of being judged, with 75% saying…

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