Macro Concerns (April 2020)

Macro Concerns (April 2020)

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Unemployment75%
The nation’s economy72%
The Texas economy67%
The health care system65%
Growth in federal spending59%
Coronavirus Spread54%
The stock market42%
Declining oil prices34%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Unemployment83%69%71%
The nation’s economy71%63%75%
The Texas economy64%67%71%
The health care system84%69%50%
Growth in federal spending46%57%71%
Coronavirus Spread76%48%36%
The stock market36%35%48%
Declining oil prices25%30%43%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Unemployment83%79%85%
The nation’s economy68%71%73%
The Texas economy59%64%66%
The health care system90%78%83%
Growth in federal spending40%49%48%
Coronavirus Spread71%73%79%
The stock market24%41%40%
Declining oil prices19%29%25%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Unemployment70%66%73%
The nation’s economy78%67%77%
The Texas economy74%67%71%
The health care system44%62%49%
Growth in federal spending80%58%69%
Coronavirus Spread35%40%35%
The stock market44%42%53%
Declining oil prices35%43%49%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Unemployment86%74%68%
The nation’s economy72%70%73%
The Texas economy64%67%68%
The health care system86%73%49%
Growth in federal spending43%55%71%
Coronavirus Spread76%58%37%
The stock market36%40%45%
Declining oil prices22%30%44%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Unemployment84%83%90%
The nation’s economy70%73%72%
The Texas economy64%61%69%
The health care system83%84%90%
Growth in federal spending47%42%39%
Coronavirus Spread74%76%76%
The stock market35%36%36%
Declining oil prices28%19%21%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Unemployment67%66%71%
The nation’s economy72%70%76%
The Texas economy64%69%69%
The health care system52%55%44%
Growth in federal spending70%69%72%
Coronavirus Spread45%36%34%
The stock market31%47%50%
Declining oil prices30%40%53%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Unemployment76%76%74%
The nation’s economy77%60%67%
The Texas economy71%59%62%
The health care system65%67%67%
Growth in federal spending63%48%53%
Coronavirus Spread49%64%59%
The stock market44%33%40%
Declining oil prices37%29%29%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Unemployment76%75%
The nation’s economy73%71%
The Texas economy68%66%
The health care system62%69%
Growth in federal spending65%54%
Coronavirus Spread50%56%
The stock market43%41%
Declining oil prices34%34%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Unemployment80%76%65%
The nation’s economy71%74%69%
The Texas economy67%69%63%
The health care system73%67%53%
Growth in federal spending61%58%55%
Coronavirus Spread62%53%40%
The stock market43%43%37%
Declining oil prices35%31%39%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Unemployment73%70%76%82%
The nation’s economy64%66%76%76%
The Texas economy63%60%71%70%
The health care system74%66%65%61%
Growth in federal spending47%52%60%75%
Coronavirus Spread53%57%49%53%
The stock market27%42%44%47%
Declining oil prices23%33%36%41%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Unemployment75%69%74%76%81%77%
The nation’s economy51%67%71%67%81%77%
The Texas economy52%63%64%66%74%71%
The health care system35%62%65%66%71%73%
Growth in federal spending57%57%53%57%65%59%
Coronavirus Spread42%54%48%51%54%61%
The stock market29%41%40%41%43%48%
Declining oil prices35%32%31%29%38%42%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Unemployment74%73%76%81%
The nation’s economy73%74%74%68%
The Texas economy65%72%71%62%
The health care system63%63%68%75%
Growth in federal spending61%61%61%46%
Coronavirus Spread50%53%61%55%
The stock market44%47%34%33%
Declining oil prices40%40%26%19%

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Unemployment74%74%80%71%
The nation’s economy69%76%71%63%
The Texas economy64%69%66%71%
The health care system59%65%78%55%
Growth in federal spending63%63%46%55%
Coronavirus Spread52%48%62%55%
The stock market46%45%31%36%
Declining oil prices42%37%22%29%

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