Survey: Americans feel better about their finances after coronavirus stimulus

The state of play: While some remain worried, particularly those at the lower end of the economic spectrum, the data shows people are more confident about the security of their jobs and ability to take care of expenses after the passage of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.

Results show there’s growing belief that the worst may have passed and that measures taken by Congress and the Fed have helped assuage fear that the coronavirus outbreak will lead to prolonged economic calamity.

What’s happening: “The stimulus news helped, along with the various payment forbearance, interest forgiveness, and eviction bans we have seen announced,” Chris Jackson, public polling lead at Ipsos, tells Axios in an email.

“It’s not a large effect but does suggest anxiety on that aspect is flat for the time being.”