One-third of working Granite Staters say they have lost a job or had their work hours reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, more than half of New Hampshire households still have at least one member who left home for work in the preceding seven days. Despite these economic hardships, when asked to choose between restarting the economy and maintaining social distancing, a large majority of New Hampshire residents prioritize social distancing, even those who have lost a job or work hours. Young people and those with a high school education or less are more likely to have lost a job or work hours and express high levels of financial stress. Older and more educated people are less stressed, less likely to have lost a job or work hours, and are more likely to be working remotely.
Dartmouth/UNH COVID-19 Survey
UNH Survey Center, "Large Numbers of NH Workers Affected By COVID-19; Most Prioritize Social Distancing Over Restarting Economy 4/15/2020" (2020). All UNH Survey Center Polls. 584.