We hope our latest #SurveySunday results find you well.
As plans emerge to reopen parts of the economy, our new #SurveySunday poll shows that Miamians think it will be a long time before the economy can return to normal.
Last week we shared our VIEWPOINT: Act now to reduce economic damages from the COVID-19 recession.
This weekend, we asked Miami Influentials from our network of business, philanthropic, civic and community leaders to share their opinions on the Coronavirus crisis, economy, jobs, and more.
Over 540 responded and the results are very insightful …
Please take this opportunity to view our YouTube video also containing the results of the survey:
THE ECONOMY AND JOBS
When asked about the state of the economy, 60%, say that the economy is getting worse, while 19% think it is staying about the same and 16% think it is getting better.
Miamians say 39% to 56% that they or someone in their household have lost their job or been furloughed due to the coronavirus crisis, and say 55% to 40% that they or someone in their household have had their working hours cut or salary reduced.
Finally, a majority 53% say it is very likely or somewhat likely that they or someone in their household will be laid off or furloughed in the next 12 months.
FEDERAL STIMULUS BILLS
A majority say 59% to 35% that the federal government should be doing more to address the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
While approving 82% to 9% the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that recently passed, 77% say Congress should pass another stimulus bill to address the crisis, while only 9% say the current bill does enough to address the crisis.
Getting more money to individuals and families should be prioritized in a new stimulus bill, say 57%, while 29% say businesses should be the top priority and 7% select state and local governments as the top priority.
THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Miamians are split: 37% say that the coronavirus crisis in the United States is getting worse, while 28% say it is staying the same and 35% see it getting better.
An overwhelming 83%, say they are either very (52%) or somewhat (31%) concerned they or someone they know will be infected with the coronavirus.
The concern goes beyond infections: 79% say they are either very concerned (45%) or somewhat concerned (34%) that they or someone in their family will need to be hospitalized because of the coronavirus.
Miamians are split on how confident they are that they would be able to get tested for the coronavirus if they wanted to, with 53% saying that they are very or somewhat confident that they would be able to get a test, and 47% saying that they are not so confident or not confident at all.
And they are not expecting the crisis to end any time soon: 47% say they expect the coronavirus crisis will be over in a few months, 38% say more than a year, and only 10% say a few weeks.
Almost two-thirds, 64%, say their daily life has changed in a major way since the coronavirus crisis hit the U.S., while 26% say it has changed in a minor way and 10% say it hasn’t changed much.
While most cities are considering lifting their stay at home orders, 81% say they support a stay at home order. To be continued …
Thank you for your time and we hope this information is useful.
As always, thanks to all for participating and let us know what you think.
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Deeper Dive — Charts and Data Tables are published here (click).
Warmest Personal Regards,
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.