In spring 2020, we fielded a COVID-19 impact and economic outlook survey to help inform DSA policy and advocacy efforts. Survey results will enhance our collective understanding of COVID-19’s impact on Seattle industries and perspectives on reopening our economy. The survey was administered through Survey Monkey from May 13–22 and received 323 responses from at least 294 unique businesses. These represent a broad cross-section of both large and small Seattle businesses, most with downtown locations. Many of the respondents are in industries or business categories highly impacted by efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, such as arts and entertainment, retail, restaurants, massage therapy, tourist attractions, nonprofits and social services.
Explore the findings in the summary and charts below. You can also access a written description of the findings here.