Up next in our new series on the NCP Blog, Spotlight on States, is Arizona!

Arizona was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912 as the 48th state. Phoenix is the state capital and the state’s largest city. Arizona is bordered by the states of Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and California.

According to the US Census Bureau, the estimated population of Arizona is 7,431,344 (2023 est.), making it the 14th most populous state.

Arizona flag
Arizona State Flag

Official Arizona State Facts and Symbols

Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
– State Bird: Cactus Wren
– State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom
– State Tree: Palo Verde
– State Song: The Arizona March Song
– State Motto: “Ditat Deus” (God Enriches)

You can find more information about Arizona’s state symbols/facts here.

Fun Facts about Arizona

Let’s take a look at some fun facts about Arizona that you may not know from The Fact Site:

Arizona was a part of Mexico before it was a US state.

One of the best-preserved meteorite craters is in Arizona, the Barringer Meteor crater (known as the “Meteor Crater”) is one of the best-kept of such sites in the world.

Arizona doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

The Saguaro cactus is native to the Sonoran desert, Arizona, and can grow to 40 feet tall! Arizona state law protects the Saguaro and harming them in any manner is illegal.

Arizona’s climate tends towards the extremes. The city of Phoenix, Arizona, holds the record for the most days in a year over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

NCP Panel Members in Arizona

Let’s learn about your fellow panel members in Arizona! Here’s how our Arizona panel members answered some of our state highlight survey questions.

How long have you been a panel member?

35% of survey respondents have been members for 15 or more years!
– 10% have been members for less than a year

Is the area you live rural, suburban, or urban?

18% live in rural areas
– 58% live in suburban areas
– 24% live in urban areas

Do you have children?

70% of respondents have children
– Of those, 19% have children living in their home

Shopping Habits of NCP Panel Members in Arizona

Do you think peoples’ shopping habits differ based on where they live? We’re curious about this, so we asked our panel members questions about how, when, and where they shop, along with some other questions about their habits.

Here’s what our panel members in Arizona had to say about their shopping habits:

62% of respondents shop both online and in-store, with 33% shopping in-store only.
– 64% of respondents tend to shop at the same stores.
– 72% of respondents mostly stick to their list when shopping, but sometimes make impulse purchases.
– 68% of respondents shop alone, with another 23% shopping with a spouse or partner.

When it comes to choosing where to shop, the vast majority of Arizona panel members -80%- primarily shop at grocery stores or mass-merchandise retailers. Price, convenience, and location are the top factors that influence where people decide to shop. Most of our Arizona panel members shop 2-3 times per week and do most of their shopping on Wednesdays.

About 76% of survey respondents look for ways to save money while shopping, with digital coupons and store loyalty programs being the most popular options. Other respondents shop at multiple stores, use the store sales flyer to plan their list, subscribe to store emails, and clip paper coupons.

Convenience while shopping

Ordering groceries and other items online to pick up or be delivered has become more popular over the years.

Here’s what Arizona panel members had to say about different aspects of shopping:

67% never order groceries online to pick up at the store, while 22% sometimes do.
– 66% never order groceries online to be delivered, while 26% sometimes do.

When asked if weather influenced their choice between online and in-person shopping, 42% of respondents said weather doesn’t impact their decision, with 34% saying they prefer in-person shopping regardless of the weather.

When asked about self-checkout, 19% of respondents said they always use self-checkout, with another 43% indicated they frequently use it. 27% of respondents said they rarely use it, and 11% said they never use it.

Interests of NCP panel members in Arizona

Here are some more fun facts about Arizona panel members from our survey!

Their most popular outdoor activities are hiking/walking and swimming. Of the other interests panel members wrote in, the most popular were gardening and fishing.

When asked which sports they follow, 37% said football (the majority responded none).

We also asked what type of place or tourist attraction would they recommend to people visiting their state/hometown. The most popular responses were National parks and reserves and Restaurants/culinary places/local markets.

Panel members also wrote in some specific places they recommend visiting, here are their top three suggestions:

The Grand Canyon
– Sedona
– Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

We hope you learned something new about Arizona! How do your shopping habits compare to panel members in Arizona?

Stay tuned for the next state spotlight on…Arkansas!

Join NCP!

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Grand Canyon

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NCP Spotlight: Panel Members in Alabama (April 16, 2024)

Coming Soon: NCP Spotlight on States (April 9, 2024)

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