The EACC recently asked its members across the network in Europe and the United States a series of questions to gauge how the pandemic was impacting their willingness to gauge in a range of activities. This repeated a survey we did a few months ago.
We found some significant differences between Europe and the U.S. For example – overall, 57 percent of respondents said they had already or were prepared to return to their normal workplaces. However, 73 percent of Europeans agreed with this position, compared to less than half (48%) of U.S. respondents.
Similarly, 65 percent of respondents said they would not be prepared to attend a large (200-300 people) gala or event before the end of 2021 or until a vaccine is found. But in the U.S. that number jumped to more than eight in ten (81 percent) while in Europe only 36 percent of respondents said they would avoid such an event.
With regard to travel, 36 percent of U.S. respondents said they’d not travel domestically until next year or until there is an effective vaccine, while 94 percent of Europeans said they were already making such trips or would do so before the end of the year (with 84 percent saying they’d already resumed such travel). And for international travel, only 26 percent of U.S. respondents said they’d do that before the end of the year, while nearly three out of four (73 percent) of Europeans indicated that they would.
The survey was conducted September 21-24 with each chapter sending the survey to its own membership (so it’s difficult to say exactly how many people received the survey). We received 153 total responses (98 from U.S. chapter members and 55 from European chapters).
The specific questions and full results are below (see attached PDF)