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Morning Consult’s Most-Read Stories of 2020
Articles on election polling, coronavirus fallout were most likely to draw readers’ interest this year
Nearly Half of Voters Say $600 in Stimulus Checks Isn’t Enough to Counter Financial Turmoil From COVID-19
Voters largely backed a provision to extend the federal eviction moratorium
COVID-19 Has Been a Disaster for Main Streets. What the Future Holds for Their Banks Is a Growing Concern
Delinquencies in community real estate lending have begun to surge in restaurants and lodging
Analysis: Assessing the True Strength of U.S. Consumers’ Finances
Personal income and savings rates are holding steady, according to BEA data, but longitudinal survey research data provides insight into growing weaknesses, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer.
Public Puts COVID-19, Coverage Protections at the Top of Health Care To-Do List for Biden, Congress
Democrats and Republicans largely split on which health issues should be top priority for policymakers
Growing Momentum for Increased Scrutiny of Hedge Funds as U.S. Prepares for the Biden Administration
Recent FSB report, selection of Yellen as Treasury secretary portends potentially greater focus on nonbank regulation
Falling Consumer Confidence in Europe Presages a Grim Holiday Season for Retailers
Sales could be salvaged if lockdowns in Europe halt the spread of the coronavirus, which will in turn support consumer confidence, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Procrastination, Financial Pains and Preferred Brands: Developments in the 2020 Holiday Shopping Forecast
Differing financial realities among American shoppers reveal important nuances in spending attitudes and expected consumption this holiday season, Morning Consult’s Victoria Sakal writes.
Post-Election U.S. Consumer Confidence Dips as Drop Among GOP Outpaces Rise Among Democrats
Party-driven moves in the daily U.S. Index of Consumer Sentiment are likely to stabilize, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Analysis: Employment Recovery Stalled in October, Further Jeopardizing Consumer Spending
Unemployed workers have grown increasingly pessimistic about their chances of returning to work for their prior employers