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The percentage of Americans who believe the U.S. economy is in a recession or depression (70%) has risen 12 percentage points in one week.

by Lydia Saad

Gallup's April 7 review of its latest findings on the COVID-19 includes several new insights on the effect on workers, and Americans' anxiety.

Fifty-nine percent of U.S. workers who are working from home during the COVID-19 crisis would prefer to keep doing so after restrictions are lifted.

Hiring freezes (40%) and hour or shift reductions (31%) are more common employer responses to COVID-19 than job cuts (13%).

A combined 58% of U.S. adults believe the nation is in an economic recession (37%) or a depression (21%).

by Gallup Editors

Gallup's Covid-19 blog provides the very latest from Gallup's daily tracking of U.S. adults, including updated figures on social distancing.

by Frank Newport

As more survey data becomes available assessing Americans' reaction to the COVID-19 situation, several conclusions emerge.