Economy and COVID-19 Top the Public’s Policy Agenda for 2021
There are wide partisan gaps over most of the 19 items asked about – particularly addressing racial issues and dealing with global climate change.
Unemployed Americans are feeling the emotional strain of job loss; most have considered changing occupations
About half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their prospects for future employment.
Before Ginsburg’s death, a majority of Americans viewed the Supreme Court as ‘middle of the road’
Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) said in August that the U.S. Supreme Court has the right amount of power.
Even in industries where majorities can telework, some face challenges working from home during pandemic
A majority of workers in only four out of nine industries studied say that the responsibilities of their job can be done from home.
Americans are divided on whether colleges that brought students back to campus made the right decision
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
As CDC warned against holiday travel, 57% of Americans say they changed Thanksgiving plans due to COVID-19
A third of U.S. adults say they changed their Thanksgiving plans “a great deal,” while roughly a quarter changed their plans “some.”
A Resource for State Preelection Polling
If a battleground state poll does not adjust for having too many college graduates, it is at risk of overstating support for a Democratic presidential candidate. The Current Population Survey provides high-quality data that can mitigate overrepresentation of college graduates.
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