Poll: Americans overwhelmingly approve $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly approve $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill
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A new CBS News/YouGov poll of more than 2,000 U.S. residents has found overwhelming support for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE signed into law last week. 

The poll found that 52 percent of Americans are worried about losing their jobs or seeing reduced work hours and paychecks and 57 percent worry the massive injection of federal aid will not provide enough money to get them through the crisis.

A majority of Americans surveyed say they expect their families to receive financial assistance and a growing number report they are changing their behavior because of the health care crisis. Sixty-five percent of respondents say they only go out when absolutely necessary, a 10-point jump from a week ago — and 13 percent say they aren’t leaving home at all.


Younger adults, particularly those ages 18 to 29, are more likely than older adults to say they’re living much the same as before the pandemic and leaving their house without much disruption to schedule.

Three-quarters of Americans who participated in the poll said they are under state or local orders to stay home.

People also reported feeling mixed emotions in the past week. Most respondents said they are feeling positive emotions such as calmness and hopefulness but a third said they felt angry in the past week. Three in 10 Americans said they have often felt scared — an increase compared to last week.

Americans who are most concerned about job loss or a reduction in income were the most likely to report feeling stressed or nervous.