Americans Grow More Anxious About Leisure Activities as Pandemic Drags On

Once-cherished pastimes now cause anxiety amid Covid-19

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Standing in line to grab a greasy cinnamon pretzel and nachos before catching an action flick. Powering through a stationary bike class in a dark room with clubby neon strobe lights. Admiring kooky sculptures at the modern art museum. Feeling the FOMO yet?

When global data intelligence company Morning Consult first began tracking consumer comfort levels during lockdown in late April, it seemed that adults in the United States were growing more confident about returning to the leisure activities that we took for granted before the pandemic.

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