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58 Million Americans Say They’re Spending More Money Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns

Believe it or not, 58 million Americans are apparently spending more money while stuck at home than they did before coronavirus lockdowns began. That’s just one of the findings of a new Wallethub survey, which indicates that “comfort buying” to relieve stress and boredom is fast becoming the U.S.’s favorite new pastime. Here are the seven more popular “nonessential purchases” people are making amid the pandemic:

  1. Entertainment (29%)
  2. Alcohol (23%)
  3. Clothing (15%)
  4. Beauty products (13%)
  5. Electronics (12%)
  6. Toys (5%)
  7. Exercise equipment (3%)

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