For some governments, the debt incurred on COVID-19 relief will add to the considerable red ink already on their ledgers before the pandemic.
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.
Sharply growing majorities of Americans say the outbreak poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population and the nation’s economy.
Nearly as many Americans say protecting the environment should be a top policy priority (64%) as say this about strengthening the economy (67%)
These views are more upbeat than at any point in the past two decades. More Americans say Trump’s policies have made the economy better than worse.
Three-in-four Republicans give the economy positive ratings, while a majority of Democrats rate it negatively. But within parties, views differ widely by income.
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.
The share of U.S. teens working during the summer has tumbled since 2000: Only about a third of teens had a job last summer.