Just a month away from the election, voters are most likely to name health care (28%) as their most important issue, followed by jobs and the economy (23%), and climate change and the environment (13%).
The latest data from The Economist and YouGov finds that 23 percent of Americans now think the economy is getting better.
Whether or not you think the economy is recovering from the coronavirus very much depends on how old you are, what race you are, and whether you’re a man or woman.
Roughly half of Americans think someone will reach a 13-figure net worth in their lifetime.
By 39 percent to 34 percent, Americans say Trump will better the economy if re-elected rather than if Biden is elected, according to the latest Economist/YouGov poll.
When asked when they think Congress will pass the much-anticipated bill for a second round of stimulus spending to combat the economic effects of COVID-19, one in five (20%) of Americans say never. Roughly half (52%) say either it’ll happen in the next month or two.
Young Americans are much more likely than those in other age demographics to report worsening financial situations: 23 percent among 20-to 44-year-olds, 28 percent among 45-to 64 year-olds and 27 percent among those over 65.
Trended data shows the percentage of Americans who believe the stock market will go up in the next year has been decreasing since it reached a peak in mid-April, although the figure remains higher than it was in general prior to the pandemic.
A majority of Americans approve of the executive orders signed by President Donald Trump to extend COVID-19 economic relief, but fewer think he’ll be able to implement them.
Pop quiz: do you know what the current unemployment rate is? Only one in four adults (24%) are aware of where it is today, according to data in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.
Experiential marketing has been among the channels most impacted by the pandemic, but there are signs that this vital tactic is beginning to emerge again.
The number of new jobless claims has fallen, but Americans still think the economy is sliding.
Overall, 29 percent of Americans say health care is the most important issue to them, according to a new Economist / YouGov Poll of nearly 1,500 US citizens, followed by 22 percent who say the top issue is jobs and the economy.
People appear to be more pessimistic about the government’s ability to cope with an economic depression than about their own personal finances.
Nearly one in four Americans report having trouble paying for housing (23%). Similarly, nearly as many adults face difficulties buying enough food for their families (21%).
Money doesn’t always seem to equal happiness: nearly all states whose residents are most likely to say they are happy with their standard of living have median household incomes below the national average.
Americans aged 25- to 34-years old seem less confident in their ability to pay this month. Regarding August’s housing payments, just 56 percent of the age group say they can pay their rent or mortgage (eight points lower than what they said about July’s housing payments).
Young Americans are also the most likely age demographic to report their work hours have been affected by the pandemic. A quarter (27%) of Americans under the age of 30 say they had their work hours reduced, compared to 23 percent of Americans ages 30 to 44, 18 percent of 45-to 64-year-olds, and 7 percent of Americans over the age of 65.
Many state economies have emerged from COVID-19 dormancy, and almost as many are struggling to find the right mix of business support and disease management. The same goes for Americans, who have differing opinions on what parts of society should reopen and what should remain closed.
YouGov asks more than 27,000 people in 26 countries and regions about their economic circumstances and outlook