Most Americans say economic problems resulting from the coronavirus outbreak will last for at least six months.
Republicans are more negative than Democrats toward China, though unfavorable ratings have climbed among both parties.
In 21 states, the $7.25 federal minimum wage applies. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, minimum wages range from $8.25 to $16.39.
As President Donald Trump prepares for a state visit to India, the two nations’ economic relationship will take center stage.
Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say the U.S. economic system unfairly favors powerful interests. Less than a third say the system is generally fair.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say there’s too much economic inequality in the country these days, and among that group, most say addressing it requires significant changes to the country’s economic system, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.
Democrats are largely united in backing a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Republican opinion on this issue is more divided.
Americans continue to have positive views of the nation’s economy, though views are split by party. Most Republicans and half of Democrats rate their personal finances positively.
As of the end of June, the federal government's total debt stands at $22.023 trillion. The nation's debt is now bigger than its GDP.