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40% Say Immediate Family Member Out of Work Thanks to Coronavirus

Financial anxiety over the coronavirus has eased slightly, even as more Americans report a close family member out of work.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults now say they or someone in their immediate family has lost their job because of the coronavirus outbreak. That’s up from 32% a month ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 16 and 19, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 16 and 19, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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