More than half of Maui County residents who applied for unemployment benefits as of mid-May had not received payments and nearly half of Maui County households reported a decline in income since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, a Bank of Hawaii Foundation survey released Thursday showed.

The online and telephone survey of 1,096 Hawaii residents from May 14-21 by Anthology Research also showed that 51 percent of Maui County households are worried about being able to afford basic necessities.

The “COVID-19 in Hawaii: Facts and Insights” report is the largest research survey of its kind to provide a look at specific feelings, fears and financial hardships related to the pandemic that shut down tourism, the state’s main economic driver, a news release accompanying the survey

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