By the numbers: Almost a third (31%) of the American people say they’ve experienced problems paying the rent or mortgage, or for food, utilities, credit card bills or medical costs as a result of the coronavirus.Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape survey:
- Among African-Americans, that number climbs to 48%. Among Latinos, it’s 46%.
- And 47% of households with an annual income below $40,000 say they’ve had trouble paying their bills because of the pandemic.
- 45% of black adults and 39% of Latinos say they’ve either skipped meals or relied on charity or government food programs such as SNAP since February — compared with just 18% of white adults. Most of those people said their experiences were a direct result of the coronavirus’ financial impact.
Friday, May 29, 2020
At Axios, Drew Altman describes a KFF survey: