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Our research below provides messaging guidance for progressives to win key policy debates.

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The COVID Relief Was Not Enough

Friday, January 15, 2021

Three in four Americans now know someone who has had coronavirus and more than a third know someone who has died from complications related to it; as most have received checks from the economic relief passed last month, the public largely sees the bill as not doing enough.

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Economic Outlook and How to Talk About Student Loan Debt Relief

Friday, December 18, 2020

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.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus Update

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Nearly three-fourths of Americans now know someone who has been infected with coronavirus; three in five Americans now say they are likely to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available.

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Reaction to the Post-Election Environment

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

More than three in five Americans now want Trump to concede the election, including one-third of 2020 Trump voters; by a nearly 20-point margin, a majority of Americans give Biden positive marks on his handling of the presidential transition.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus and The Vote: Navigator Update

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

With election season nearing an ending, both Biden and Trump voters say it is more important to count every vote in the presidential election than to quickly announce the results. Americans are pessimistic about the direction of the country today, and the pandemic trumps the economy as the most important election issue for voters.

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Responding to an ”Out of Control” Pandemic

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A majority say the pandemic is “out of control,” and it continues to dominate negative conversation around Trump. Americans worry most about Trump’s ignoring of experts, failure to prepare, and downplaying the pandemic; most trust Fauci to make decisions over the president.

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The Pandemic Surges For the Third Time

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Americans are worried the pandemic is surging: the share who say “the worst is yet to come” in the pandemic and who support “more aggressive social distancing” are climbing back to the levels seen in July amid surging cases.

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On SCOTUS, Health Care, and Trump’s Taxes

Friday, October 9, 2020

The public believes it is likely the ACA will be struck down and Roe v. Wade overturned if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed; Americans are bothered by Trump’s tax returns revealing he has paid no income tax 10 of the last 15 years.

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Half of Americans Know Someone Who Has Gotten COVID-19

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Though the rate of new cases has plateaued in the United States, half still say the “worst is yet to come” in the pandemic as a growing share of the public expressing concern about Trump rushing the process of getting a vaccine developed.

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Talking About School Reopenings and Election Integrity

Friday, September 4, 2020

While support for reopening K-12 schools has ticked up in recent weeks, two-thirds of the public continue to say they are more on the “cautious” side of the reopening debate; three out of four Americans support fully funding the USPS while the share who plan to vote by mail has declined in recent weeks.

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