Public Viewpoint: National Overview

Released April 1, 2020

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More than half of Americans report feeling these emotions in the first week of a new Strada Education Network survey, which will track how COVID-19 impacts Americans’ lives, their work, and their needs for education and training.

This nationally representative survey* of 1,000 American adults will be updated weekly. Our intent is to provide insights to the education providers, policymakers, employers, and individual Americans who are navigating this crisis.

The financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is already real for nearly half of the American workforce. Many have already seen their hours or income reduced.

The concerns extend to those not in the workforce, as more than half of all Americans expect the pandemic to damage their finances.

One-third of American workers believe that if they do lose their jobs, they will need additional education to find comparable ones.

Most Americans are worried about losing their jobs.