National Economic Conditions (April 2020)

National Economic Conditions (April 2020)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off10%
Somewhat better off11%
About the same11%
Somewhat worse off19%
A lot worse off45%
Don't know4%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off5%4%17%
Somewhat better off5%7%17%
About the same9%19%10%
Somewhat worse off16%19%22%
A lot worse off63%46%30%
Don't know2%6%5%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off0%8%6%
Somewhat better off2%6%7%
About the same9%14%8%
Somewhat worse off13%23%15%
A lot worse off73%49%63%
Don't know2%0%2%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off12%11%23%
Somewhat better off14%22%18%
About the same13%8%8%
Somewhat worse off21%25%20%
A lot worse off36%32%26%
Don't know4%3%5%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off4%6%17%
Somewhat better off4%10%16%
About the same7%17%10%
Somewhat worse off15%17%22%
A lot worse off67%47%30%
Don't know2%3%5%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off0%5%8%
Somewhat better off5%4%2%
About the same6%6%10%
Somewhat worse off25%16%7%
A lot worse off62%69%70%
Don't know2%1%3%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off4%15%23%
Somewhat better off15%18%15%
About the same16%9%9%
Somewhat worse off28%23%18%
A lot worse off32%29%30%
Don't know5%6%5%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off10%11%11%
Somewhat better off11%11%10%
About the same9%13%14%
Somewhat worse off19%21%17%
A lot worse off48%41%43%
Don't know3%3%5%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A lot better off12%9%
Somewhat better off13%9%
About the same12%10%
Somewhat worse off17%21%
A lot worse off44%46%
Don't know1%6%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off13%9%10%
Somewhat better off9%11%14%
About the same10%11%11%
Somewhat worse off21%18%19%
A lot worse off45%48%39%
Don't know2%3%8%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off5%12%11%12%
Somewhat better off10%13%11%9%
About the same17%11%9%10%
Somewhat worse off18%16%20%20%
A lot worse off44%45%46%46%
Don't know5%3%4%3%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off17%12%8%8%10%12%
Somewhat better off23%10%11%10%12%9%
About the same5%13%13%15%8%7%
Somewhat worse off24%23%15%28%13%18%
A lot worse off30%37%49%37%53%52%
Don't know2%4%4%3%4%1%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off15%11%5%2%
Somewhat better off14%12%8%5%
About the same11%11%12%10%
Somewhat worse off20%22%14%14%
A lot worse off36%40%60%66%
Don't know4%3%2%3%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
A lot better off18%11%3%1%
Somewhat better off13%15%4%5%
About the same13%8%11%15%
Somewhat worse off23%18%15%16%
A lot worse off30%43%65%56%
Don't know3%5%2%7%

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