Chart: Delayed Purchases Due To Coronavirus

nearly a third of US internet users ages 16 to 64 have delayed booking any vacations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another quarter of respondents have held off on purchasing flights, and slightly fewer have held off buying concert or theater tickets.

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Chart: eSports Spending, 2014-2023

The business of video gaming is big and getting bigger, with a majority of US adults playing this year. A burgeoning area of the gaming industry is much like with regular sports: when people aren’t playing them, they like to watch others play.

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Table: Generation X Household Budget

At 65 million strong, Gen X—those born between 1965 and 1980 per our definition—is smaller in size than the boomer and millennial generations, but their average pretax household income is about $101,000 annually, nearly $25,000 more than the average for all US households.

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Chart: Consumer Spending By Generation

Marketers put a lot of time, attention, and valuable marketing dollars on targeting Millennials and Gen Z. There are some arguments to be made about how warranted that effort is, given that there’s a generation that has much more money to spend: Baby Boomers, according to Epsilon’s latest report on cross-generational marketing.

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