A new survey shows that 83% of American currently forced to work from home say they miss attending in-person meetings and conventions. The survey, conducted by APCO Insight, a research firm, for the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), also showed that 78% plan to attend the same number of events as they did in the past, or more, when the threat of Covid-19 passes and it is safe to do so. When asked if convention centers and event venues should be eligible for federal support and funding, 49% of Americans agreed and only 14% disagreed – whether they previously attended in-person meetings and conventions as part of their jobs or not. The percentage of people who agreed is roughly on par with that in other industries that rely on in-person activities, such as the restaurant industry (53% support); personal services such as barbers and hair salons (44%); and grocery stores (43%).  Trina Camacho-London, vice president of global group sales at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and MMBC co-chair, said the results are a strong indicator not only of consumer intent, “but also of our industry’s value to people, businesses and communities.”