The Harris Poll and CVS Health examined how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the mental health of minorities.
An online survey of 1,986 U.S. adults was conducted by The Harris Poll from July 22-24, 2022.
Key findings include:
- 40% of Hispanic Americans and 29% of Black Americans rated their mental health as “poor” compared to 22% of white respondents.
- 62% of Black Americans and 54% of Hispanic Americans reported that their job was negatively impacting their mental health (versus 38% of white respondents).
- 35% of Black and 34% of Hispanic employees said their employer openly talks about mental health.
- 50% of Black respondents and 41% of Hispanic respondents said that they would “like to go to therapy,” but they can’t afford it.