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    Zogby Analytics National Survey Finds That 74% of Americans Say Air Quality is Critical to Re-Opening Schools and Restaurants

    Published on December 18, 2020

    Concerns About Indoor Air Quality Will Not Go Away for 49% of Consumers Even After Majority Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

    More than 70% Ready to Use Devices That Kill Viruses Within 6 Foot Radius

    ORLANDO, FL: Indoor air quality continues to be top of mind for the majority of Americans as a new national survey of 1,018 consumers, commissioned by Boski Air, finds 74% believe that indoor air quality is critical to the re-opening of schools and restaurants. Moreover, those concerns will not wane for 49% of Americans even after the majority of the U.S. population are vaccinated for Covid-19 over the next six months.

    Conducted by Zogby Analytics from Dec. 8-9, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%, the survey found that only one-third of Americans believe that heating and air conditioning systems can currently clear the indoor air in classrooms and restaurants to make them safer from Covid-19 and other viruses.

    Air quality fears have led to 39% of consumers avoiding indoor restaurant meals the past six months and more than 52% lack confidence that indoor air in K-12 schools is currently safe. However, Americans are open to new solutions, including air sanitizers that can clean the air within a close proximity. More than 64% said they would be more likely to eat inside in a restaurant that provided air cleaning devices on every table 70% would encourage their local school districts to purchase desktop air cleansing devices.

    Recent guidance from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control highlight how the Covid pandemic requires multiple layers of proactive and reactive solutions to include therapeutics, vaccines and active defenses that stop the spread of aerosols in the air to include upgraded HVAC systems, the wearing of masks and reduced occupancy levels.

    Other results from the national survey include:

    • 72% are willing to use a device that kills 99.9% of airborne viruses within a 6-foot radius
    • 64% would be more likely to eat outside at a restaurant with an air sanitizer on every table
    • 44% would be willing to pay $5 more per table to have an air sanitizer device at a restaurant
    • 61% do not believe that indoor air in college classrooms and dorms are currently safe
    • 64% said the purchase of tabletop air sanitizers would make them feel more comfortable about air quality in school settings
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