Fear for Loss of Health or Finances

Fear for Loss of Health or Finances

Game on (2)Not so fast. As the United States considers easing restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic so the country can get back to work and move away from social isolation, Gallup decided to look at what we fear most: the loss of our health or the loss of our finances. As with most issues, the answer is nuanced and complicated. In aggregate, the majority of the country is in greater fear for its health. These are people who have enough assets to weather this time of social isolation, think they can at least manage until the worst is over, or have health issues that make them more vulnerable to the disease. Those who live day-to-day and have the most precarious finances still fear for their health, but tend to want to get back to work. Even this explanation is over simplified. The Gallup study reveals just how troubling the issue is for different demographic, political and social groups.