Do Americans think Biden is responsible for the US unemployment rate?


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Statista recently reported that 36% of Americans think President Joe Biden was highly responsible for the current trend in the U.S. unemployment rate, according to a survey by The Economist and YouGov.

The survey, conducted between April 30 and May 3, 2022, found that the greatest number of Americans reported that Biden was highly responsible for the unemployment rate. In comparison, 27% of Americans believed Biden had little responsibility for the unemployment rate.

The United States has seen a decrease of 2.4 percent in the unemployment rate over the past year.



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Here are the full results to how Americans responded to the question, “How much responsibility does Joe Biden have for the current trend in the unemployment rate?”

  • A lot: 36%
  • Some: 36%
  • Not much: 28%

YouGov and The Economist asked 1,487 adult Americans this question via an online survey. You can find more information about the survey here.

Another survey by Statista and YouGov found that the majority of Americans (39%) believed that Biden was a very weak leader. Only 16% of surveyed adult Americans thought Biden was a very strong leader.

Additionally, in March, Biden’s approval rating was 42%, down from 54% in March 2021. Gallup found that Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) was found to have the highest drop in approval ratings. Just 39% of Generation Z approved of Biden, a drop of 21 percentage points since the first half of 2021, according to Statista.


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Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.