National Public Radio’s (NPR) survey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the TH Chan School of Public Health showed that 38 percent of families in the United States have experienced serious financial difficulties in the past few months.
In the survey, 67 percent of the participants stated that they received financial aid from the state, and 59 percent of families with an income below 50 thousand dollars said that they had financial difficulties despite the aid.
19 percent of families reported that they lost all their savings during the Kovid-19 period, while 27 percent reported that they had difficulty paying their rent.
While 18 percent of the respondents had to postpone the serious health problems of their family members due to the epidemic, 76 percent of them faced negative results because of this.
The survey also revealed the impact of the epidemic in the field of education.
69 percent of families with children who participated in the survey stated that their children’s education has fallen behind, and 70 percent of these families do not believe that they can make up for their children’s education losses this year.
It was emphasized that while 20 percent of families had difficulty in finding a place where they could leave their children on their way to work, 23 percent of families with children did not have high-speed internet at home.
The survey was carried out between August 2 and September 7 with the participation of 3 thousand 616 people.