At least half of Chicago-area households reported job loss, wage loss or depleted savings during the pandemic, according to a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard Chan School of Public Health.
The poll surveyed residents in four major cities: Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago. In all these cities, Black and brown residents bore the brunt of the pandemic’s financial hit. In Chicago, 69 percent of Black households and 63 percent of Latinx households reported facing serious financial problems since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reset digs into the findings of the report, how the pandemic financially hit Chicago, and how that compares to other cities.
GUESTS: Joe Neel, NPR deputy senior supervising editor
Robert Blendon, executive director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program