Stimulus checks, middle class benefits, tax credits, and economic growth in news headlines about ARP are seen as having a positive impact on “people like you.”
Though awareness about the American Rescue Plan was low among these participants, more information moved them towards supporting it, with many responding to provisions beyond the $1,400 stimulus checks.
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, majorities of Americans believe “the worst is over” with the pandemic and have confidence in their personal financial situation.
While each component of the American Rescue Plan is seen as important by wide majorities, checks and vaccine distribution funding are seen as most important.
Seven in ten Americans support the American Rescue Plan as more report hearing about it; approval of the vaccine rollout rises 16 points over the course of February.
A majority of Americans approve of President Biden’s agenda as vast support for the American Rescue Plan remains resilient.
Most Americans are hearing some or mostly positive things about Biden with his focus on combatting coronavirus as his top priority, with economic relief close behind.
Over 70 percent of Americans support the American Rescue plan and majorities are favorable to each of its provisions.
There is near-unanimous support for additional economic relief as three in four Americans view the state of the economy negatively; nearly two in three support canceling at least some student loan debt, and find convincing arguments framing it as an economic stimulus and closing the racial wealth gap.
This analysis seeks to understand several critical issues that were ultimately determinative in the election.