POLL: 50% Say Pandemic Has Hurt Them Financially

NPR reports:

Half the country has been personally economically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and overwhelming numbers of Americans do not think schools, restaurants or sporting events with large crowds should reopen until there is further testing, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

President Trump does not fare very well as far as his handling of the pandemic goes. Most Americans, except Republicans, disapprove of the job he’s doing on it, and there are massive divides by gender and educational attainment.

Fifty percent of Americans said they or someone in their household has either lost hours or a job because of coronavirus, up from 18% a month ago. And the pandemic is having a harsher economic effect on people of color, those without a college degree, younger people and those who make less money.

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