Chamber’s New Statewide Poll Reveals COVID-19 Impact on HouseholdsApril 21, 2020
The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Chamber and Richard Czuba, the founder of Glengariff Group Inc., discussed the new data in a conversation with Brad Williams, vice president of Government Relations for the Chamber.
Highlights from the poll of Michigan residents include:
- 9% of respondents believe they have contracted COVID-19.
- 29% of respondents are furloughed, laid off, or unable to work.
- 27.3% of respondents that were working prior to the outbreak have been forced to file for unemployment.
- 42.6% of respondents that were working prior to the outbreak, are now furloughed, laid off, or unable to work.
- 69% of furloughed or laid-off workers face catastrophic to major financial impact.
- 28% of respondents are worried about putting food on the table.
- The majority of respondents, 50%, believe Michigan is already in a recession.
View the full data for the poll at detroitchamber.com/MIcovidpolldata.