New Poll Reveals What’s Impacting Americans Most Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Little Rock, AR – As the United States Congress considers a fourth stimulus and relief package, a new poll reveals what is impacting Americans the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new poll conducted by respected pollster Scott Rasmussen in partnership with online news outlet JustTheNews.com is shedding new light on what’s impacting Americans the most as federal, state and local governments enact policies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
A national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted April 2-5, 2020, by Rasmussen, and found an overwhelming majority of Americans are most affected by “loss of income” and “finding needed supplies.”
Americans experiencing loss of their income came in first on the list at 30% while those concerned about finding needed supplies finished second at 27%.
Widespread shelter in place orders requiring all non-essential businesses to close and non-essential travel to stop, has resulted in a decimation of jobs with more than 10 million Americans filing unemployment claims in just the last two weeks.
The U.S. economy shed more than 700,000 jobs in the first two weeks of March before officials stopped counting, according to Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics data released last Friday.
Potential warning signs regarding the mental health of Americans is also revealed in the new polling data.
A total of 23% of respondents identified “boredom, depression and isolation” as their top concern.
Interestingly, “loss of health” came in fourth on the list at only 4%.
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While the latest polling data captures only a snapshot in time, it reveals the economic anxiety many are feeling during these unprecedented times.
That anxiety is also being felt among trucking stakeholders.
Late last week a prominent trucking economist predicted “a lot of trucking failures” would soon occur amid the recession brought on by the pandemic.
READ more on his predictions HERE.