2021-10-14

The epidemic is not over, but the money is gone! Polls say 20% of American households spend all their savings

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, China, October, 14, according to US media reports, a poll released on 12 may found that nearly 20% of US households spent their savings during COVID-19. p>

The epidemic is not over, but the money is gone! Polls say 20% of American households spend all their savings

according to Bloomberg, the survey, conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the T.H. Chen School of public health of Harvard University, surveyed a sample of 3616 American adults over the age of 18. The survey found that the proportion of people with an annual income of less than $50000 who spent all their savings jumped to 30%

avnell Joseph, vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said that many people use their savings to pay for children or health care. “When a crisis comes, or when anything becomes abnormal, such as your child is ill, you are spending your salary,” Joseph said

almost two-thirds of families with an annual income of less than $50000 said they could not afford rent, medical care and food

about two thirds of respondents said they had received government assistance in the past few months. But 44% said these “only played a little role”

“we always felt that the recovery would be unbalanced,” Joseph said. “There are always loopholes in the safety net, and the pandemic will tear these loopholes bigger.”