USF-Nielsen survey measures financial fallout from Covid-19
May 20, 2020 - Minority communities in Florid are facing disproportionate impacts from the Covid-19 crisis, according to the findings of a statewide survey by University of South Florida and Nielsen. African Americans are significantly more likely than whites to have had their hours or pay cut or have been laid off and filed for unemployment, the Sunshine State survey found. Hispanics were twice as likely to report being laid off than non-Hispanics. Both African Americans and Hispanics were significantly more likely to express concerns about their ability to meet their financial obligations over the next three months, the survey found. Overall, economic anxiety is high among all Floridians, with more than 60 percent reporting they are concerned about their ability to meet their financial obligations over the next three months. See complete survey results here.