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AP-NORC Poll: Many In US Still Face COVID-19 Financial Loss

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Logan DeWitt stands outside his home Monday, March 8, 2021, in Kansas City, Kan. Because he could work at home, Logan kept his job through the pandemic while his wife lost hers and went back to school. Their financial situation was further complicated with the birth of their daughter nine months ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(AP) — Roughly 4 in 10 Americans say they’re still feeling the financial impact of the loss of a job or income within their household as the economic recovery remains uneven one year into the coronavirus pandemic.

The new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research provides further evidence that the pandemic has been devastating for some Americans, while leaving others virtually unscathed or even in better shape, at least when it comes to their finances.

The pandemic has particularly hurt Black and Latino households, as well as young Americans, who are now going through their second major economic crisis of their adult lives.

 

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