The 2020 United States presidential election was historic in many respects, but perhaps most notably for its record-breaking voter turnout. While encouraging voters to participate is a priority in any election, the unique circumstances brought by a global pandemic posed new challenges. One response to this was the implementation of early voting in most U.S. states.
In the charts that follow, we’ll look at SafeGraph’s weekly foot traffic patterns dataset to take a closer look at what’s becoming more and more of a tenuous relationship between consumers and grocery stores—as well as a few other select food service businesses—as we get closer to the peak of the COVID-19 crisis here in the U.S.
Social distancing and stay-at-home measures are in full swing across the U.S. But as SafeGraph’s Shelter-In-Place dashboards show, not everyone is hunkering down at home in the same way. This begs the question: what’s driving these different responses in each state?