The survey found 71% of Americans "value the little things" more than they did before the pandemic. (Photo: NadyaEugene/Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more consumers to reassess their priorities in the midst of untold challenges. Life Happens, a nonprofit that educates consumers about life insurance, polled Americans in January and found that life's traditional milestones — getting married, having a baby — have shifted somewhat, as the value of security in the face of so much uncertainty increases.

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