Public confidence in scientists has remained stable for decades
44% of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community, while 47% have only some confidence and 7% have hardly any.
Americans see pressure, rather than genuine concern, as big factor in company statements about racism
52% of US adults say it is very or somewhat important that companies and organizations make public statements about political or social issues.
Amid coronavirus outbreak, nearly three-in-ten young people are neither working nor in school
Between February and June 2020, the share of young adults who are neither enrolled in school nor employed has more than doubled.
Unemployment rose higher in three months of COVID-19 than it did in two years of the Great Recession
The experiences of several groups of workers in the COVID-19 outbreak vary notably from how they experienced the Great Recession.
A majority of Americans say immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want
About three-quarters of U.S. adults say undocumented immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want.
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.
Majority of Americans who lost a job or wages due to COVID-19 concerned states will reopen too quickly
68% of those who have lost jobs or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19 are concerned that state governments will lift restrictions too quickly.
In Taiwan, Views of Mainland China Mostly Negative
There is widespread support in Taiwan for increased economic and political ties with the U.S. While many are wary of stronger political ties with mainland China, about half would favor stronger economic relations.
Telework may save U.S. jobs in COVID-19 downturn, especially among college graduates
90% of the decrease in employment between February and March arose from positions that could not be teleworked.
Not all unemployed people get unemployment benefits; in some states, very few do
Despite some broad federal guidelines, claimants still face a hodgepodge of different state rules governing how they can qualify for benefits.
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