Public Viewpoint: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Work and Education for People of Color

Released June 10, 2020

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COVID-19 is taking the lives of Americans and disrupting the fabric of work, education, and daily living for the entire nation, but the impact is disproportionately affecting people of color. The latest findings from Strada Public Viewpoint details how Americans of color are more likely to have lost jobs, to worry they will lose their jobs, and to have canceled or changed education or training because of the pandemic.

This week’s data also show what Americans across different races and ethnicities say about their future plans for education, where they will turn for it, and what sources of advice they value as they make those decisions.

This nationally representative survey, based on more than 10,000 responses collected between March 25 and May 28, is intended to provide insights to the education and training providers, policymakers, employers, and individual Americans who are navigating the COVID-19 crisis.