Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans’ finances in disparate ways

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, a new poll from NORC at the University of Chicago finds it’s having different effects on Americans’ economic well-being. For some, the virus has meant lost income or struggles to pay bills on time — particularly among Hispanic, Black and younger Americans. Others, most notably college-educated and older Americans, have transitioned to working from home or experienced the nation’s economic decline through a dip in the value of their investments. Overall, the poll finds roughly a quarter of Americans say they’ve lost savings and about as many have lost income. Crystal and Chris Martin put off some payments on their home in Burton, Michigan.