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COVID-19 and Reimagining Work

Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll: TikTok, jobs, and coronavirus

Fortune|SurveyMonkey poll: TikTok, jobs, and coronavirus

TikTok and China

  • More than half of people in the country (52%) don’t know enough about TikTok to say whether they have a favorable or unfavorable view of it, but among the rest more people view it unfavorably (29%) than favorably (17%). 
  • Young people are the exception: among 18-24 year-olds, 50% view TikTok favorably, 28% have an unfavorable view, and 21% don’t know enough to say
  • Just 11% of adults 18+ in the U.S. say they currently use TikTok, but among 18-24 year-olds that rises to 42%, more than double the 19% among those just five to 10 years older, with a continued dropoff at each increase in age. 
  • For comparison, 65% of adults in the U.S. use Facebook, 35% use Instagram, 20% use LinkedIn, 20% use Twitter, 19% use Snapchat, and 21% don’t use any of the above social media platforms. 
  • In general, 73% of adults are concerned about the relationship between the U.S. and China, with concern highest among Democrats (81%), then Republicans (71%), then independents (65%).

Jobs update

  • Among all adults, 9% say they’ve lost their job as an impact of the coronavirus outbreak
  • Among those who are employed full-time or part-time, self-employed, or contractors:
    • 34% have been working remotely as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
    • 26% have had their hours or pay cut
  • Among those who are not employed and looking for paid work: 
    • 24% say they had been receiving the $600 per week federal pandemic unemployment assistance before it expired in July; 75% were not receiving it
    • 31% say they’ve cut their household spending since the expiration of the $600/week stimulus; 21% have intensified their job search; 20% have sought other sources of income

Politics and the coronavirus

  • 57% of people say the national economic situation is worsening, 27% say it is improving, and 14% say it is holding steady.
  • When considering the coronavirus pandemic, 53% of people say they are more worried about their family and their own health, compared with the 43% who are more worried about their family and their economic prospects.
  • Fewer than one in 10 people say they are likely to move out of their city or county in the next 12 months as a result of the pandemic, but among young adults age 18-24 that number rises to 18%.
  • 72% of people say they always wear a mask when out in public, up from 67% in May.  19% say they usually, 6% rarely, and 2% never wear masks in public.
    • Among Republicans: 53% always wear a mask, up from 49%  in May
    • Among Democrats: 89% always wear a mask, up from 85% in May
    • Among independents: 76% always wear a mask, up from 71% in May

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