- Economically, people are increasingly optimistic personally.
- Yet with COVID-19 and a recession in the rear-view mirror, many worry about unemployment insurance discouraging a return to work.
- Politically, participants across party lines lament our polarized country.
Many Feel Their Personal Situation Has Improved
Yet Many Still Lament Our Deep Societal Divisions, Citing Race In Particular
Many Feel Unemployment Relief Is Important, Even If They Disagree On The Current Need
Some Democrats Suggest Many Jobs Are Likely Underpaid
Some Voters Have Mixed Views On Their Own Parties
Democrats Describe Their Party’s Vision As Focused On Race And Economic Equality
Democrats See The Republican Vision As Retrogressive And Dystopian
About The Study
This release features findings from online focus groups conducted on June 16, 2021, with voters in three states: Ohio (mixed partisans who have been on unemployment insurance within the past year), Georgia (Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters), and Arizona (Republican and Republican-leaning voters who aren’t very unfavorable toward Biden or very favorable toward Trump). Qualitative results are not statistically projectable.