Another round of individual stimulus checks is at the top of most Americans’ lists for the next coronavirus relief bill, according to a new poll from Yahoo Finance-Harris.
Asked what they thought is most important to include in the next coronavirus relief bill, 66% of the 2,027 people polled said stimulus checks – the only provision to win majority support.
About 47% cited aid for small businesses, while 38% said expanded unemployment benefits.
Liability protections for businesses were less popular, cited by just 23% of respondents, with only student loan forbearance earning less support, at 20%.
Gbenga Ajilore, a senior economist at the Center for American Progress, told Yahoo that she wasn’t surprised by the results. “The liability shield just doesn't make sense to people. People don't understand why that would be a priority,” Ajilore said. “A liability shield is not going to put food on the table, it’s not going to keep people in their homes.”