Detroit Chamber report: K-shaped recovery leaving metro Detroiters behindFebruary 26, 2021
Feb. 25, 2021
Polling of registered voters in the state shows the disparities in impact from the virus. Roughly 75 percent of those surveyed in December said the pandemic has had a minor or no effect at all on their finances, compared to 24.2 percent of respondents who said it’s had a catastrophic effect. And the latter figure is rising — 23.8 percent of those surveyed indicated a catastrophic impact in May.
“This really shows the K-shaped recovery,” Sandy Baruah, the chamber’s president and CEO, said in a call with reporters. “We hear that ‘COVID is not impacting me,’ but a quarter is saying it’s a major impact and this plays out in the data over and over.”