Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than white Americans to have experienced job and other income losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Those who have lost income are more likely to be in a deep financial hole.
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The poll finds that 62% of Hispanic Americans and 54% of Black Americans have lost some form of household income during the pandemic, including job losses, pay cuts, fewer hours and unpaid leave. That compares with 45% of white Americans.
Black and Hispanic Americans are also more likely than white Americans to say they are close to someone who has died from COVID-19 and less likely to have received a vaccination.
The pandemic has killed Black and Hispanic Americans at rates disproportionate to their population in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.