Welcome to Hungry Onion, which we often refer to as HO.
I was somewhat impressed with your survey. Most such are poorly crafted with preconceived notions apparent in the questions. Yours is in my opinion in the upper 5%. Well done.
Some thoughts on the questions first:
With respect to the questions about corporate impact on purchasing decisions there was no way to say “I don’t care about these things in the context of COVID-19 purchasing.” With respect to the question about expectations relative to “normal” some people don’t think the old normal will ever return. The questions about purchasing channel don’t address the scattered availability of curbside pickup to reduce personal contact.
We have (I have) talked at length here on HO about the market at large and purchasing patterns. I will only speak for myself. It is my observation that a huge number of Americans cannot or will not cook. It is a sad statement. After the initial panic when people bought everything that wasn’t nailed down fast, easy, and convenient foods have been hit pretty hard. Junk food, frozen dinners, canned goods, and pastas and jarred sauces. I suspect that if you look at industry numbers pasta sales in the US are up substantially. With many restaurant closures people who can’t/won’t cook are buying pasta in huge amounts because they can boil it and dump something out of a jar on top of it. I suspect an inverse relationship between availability of restaurants and pasta sales. As restaurants open (and with surges close) pasta sales will, I maintain, go down and up accordingly.
If you can get industry numbers by shape I predict you’ll see data that supports my hypothesis. Lots of spaghetti and elbow macaroni sold with cavatappi, campanelle, and lasagna quite stable (maybe up a little as people who can cook are home more). Perhaps an interesting sidebar?
No study is better than its dataset. Are you on Reddit? Lots of groups with desperate “I can’t cook” people. r/CookingforBeginners and r/EatCheapandHealthy come to mind.
Your English is very good by the way. Apologies for all my countrymen who struggle with English themselves, much less other languages.