State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey Report #15: Public Support for a Fifth COVID-19 Relief Package   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "To date, Congress has passed four COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] relief packages totaling about $3 trillion, the most recent of which, the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act, was passed on March 27th, 2020. The House of Representatives subsequently passed the $3 trillion Heroes Act on May 15th. [...] Throughout the summer, the House, Senate, and White House have engaged in on-again, off-again talks aimed at agreeing on a fifth relief package. [...] While both sides claim to support such a package, they disagree not only on the amount, but also on the targets for this funding. Democrats favor a combination of direct payments to Americans, extended unemployment insurance, and aid to hospitals, schools, small businesses, the Post Office, and state and local governments. Republicans oppose aid to state and local governments and favor more limited unemployment insurance benefits. But what does the public think? We surveyed 20,315 respondents between September 4- 27, 2020 on attitudes regarding the next COVID-19 relief bill. We asked respondents if they supported such a bill, as well as the types of relief they believed it should include. We also probed whether or not they had received the $300-$400 supplemental unemployment benefit authorized by President Trump's executive order of August 5th."

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Report No.15, v.2
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University
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The State of the Nation, A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: https://covidstates.org/
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