65% of Americans want next COVID stimulus check to be at minimum $1400, new Insider poll found

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

A poll of 1,154 Americans found significant backing for a new round of large stimulus checks, with 19% of respondents supporting the Biden administration's $1,400 checks but a further 46% of respondents supporting a number higher than that figure. The poll was conducted February 22, 2021 on SurveyMonkey Audience and has a margin of error of approximately 3 percentage points.  The House of Representatives is poised to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package later this week. The massive 591-page bill includes $1,400 stimulus checks for eligible Americans, among other economic benefits. Respondents were asked an open-ended question, "What amount would you support for a new round of stimulus checks paid out to Americans?" While 19% of respondents wrote in $1,400, the amount of Biden's checks, 26% wrote in $2,000, the direct payments advertised on the campaign trail. The $1,400 checks are Biden's approach to delivering on a pledge to provide $20,00 direct payments to Americans. The most recent COVID-19 stimulus package, a...read more...