Nine out of every 10 U.S. voters are concerned about the state of the country's economy, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
The overwhelming majority of respondents expressing concern comes amid the nearly one, full year of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. that has resulted the shutdown of large parts of the domestic economy.
More the half of all voters in the survey said they are "very" concerned about the economy, while another 35% were "somewhat" concerned. Less than 10% of voters felt otherwise.
Among voters who expressed concern, ongoing fears of COVID-19 top the list, with 41% saying the ongoing pandemic was No.1 on their list of worries. The next-highest concern, at 13%, was the fear "new regulations will stifle businesses," followed by 12% who feared "growing economic inequality."
Economic fears have pervaded the U.S. political and social landscapes over the past year due to severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the open-ended lockdowns and business closures many governors have unilaterally imposed upon states. The GOP governors of Mississippi and Texas, however, announced plans this week to lift their respective mask mandates, amid declining state numbers.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from February 25-27, 2021.