Americans Seeking Further Economic Relief Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020

As millions of Americans struggle during an acute and severe economic and public health crisis, we see a pervasive demand for Congress to take more sweeping, and long-term action on economic relief. New polling data from the Groundwork Collaborative and Roosevelt Institute find that Americans see past efforts as the beginning, not the end, and that they welcome an array of new policy ideas for future phases.

The 1,000 voters polled prioritized health care, aid to essential frontline workers, and aid to Americans struggling under economic pressure. Out of a list of 17 policies, all but one–tax cuts for corporations–were seen as likely to be effective. Taken altogether, the data clearly suggest a preference for a worker-centric approach, not one focused on large corporations.