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Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll: coronavirus and bailouts

Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll: coronavirus and bailouts

A large majority of the public support various bailouts measures the federal government could take in order to handle the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. In a new Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll, 85% of people support one-time cash payments to all Americans, 82% support federal assistance to companies, and 79% support a payroll tax cut.

Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak have risen yet again this week:

  • 76% of people are now worried they or someone in their family will be exposed, up from 69 last week
  • 87% are now worried there will be an outbreak in the U.S., up from 79% last week
  • 91% are now worried about the economic impact of coronavirus on the U.S., up from 89% last week

For more detailed results, click through the interactive toplines below.
Read more about our polling methodology here

Question text:
How worried are you that you or someone in your family will be exposed to the coronavirus?
How worried are you that there will be an outbreak of coronavirus in the United States?
How worried are you that the coronavirus outbreak will have a negative economic effect on the United States?
How likely are you to change or cancel any upcoming domestic travel plans as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?
Do you support or oppose the federal government creating a payroll tax cut in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak?
Do you support or oppose the federal government providing a one-time cash payment to every American in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak?
Do you support or oppose the federal government providing federal assistance to companies in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak?
Which, if any, of the following industries do you think deserve federal assistance in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak? (Select all that apply.)
Now, thinking about all of your investments, including retirement savings at work, do you currently have money invested in stocks or mutual funds?