The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, a steel bridge that spanned the lower Patapsco River and the outer Baltimore Harbor, collapsed when a container ship hit one of its support pillars on March 26. Real Research, an online survey app, revealed that 66.30% of the respondents were aware of the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge.


  • 68.40% support aid for 15,000+ workers impacted by the Baltimore Bridge collapse, with 140,000 port jobs at risk, per Governor Wes Moore.
  • 64.70% foresee a significant impact on the national economy due to the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge.
  • A successful Biden response to the Baltimore Bridge collapse could improve his 2024 election odds, according to 59.77%

Collapse of the Baltimore Bridge

The US representative for Maryland, David Trone, said that state and federal officials estimated the port closure would cost as much as $15 million per day. 64.70% of the respondents believe that this will have a significant impact on the national economy.

Figure 1: Whether the port closure will have a significant impact on the national economy

Survey on the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge and its economic impact

According to Maryland Governor Wes Moore’s office, the port directly supports more than 15,000 jobs, with an additional 140,000 jobs reliant on port activity overall. After the Baltimore Bridge collapse, some of these people could go jobless. 68.40% of the respondents believe the government should help these people in the meantime.

Figure 2: Whether the government should provide help for those affected by the port closure

In addition, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland and the FBI said there was no evidence that this was a terrorist attack. A survey on the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge and its economic impact revealed that 36.05% of the respondents believe it is still too early to decide.

2024 Presidential Elections

59.77% of the respondents believe that if Joe Bidden responds to the incident about the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge successfully, it will increase his odds of winning the 2024 presidential election.

Figure 3: Will a successful response about this help Joe Bidden’s odds of winning the 2024 elections?

Finally, 67.22% of the respondents believe that the already battered economy of Sri Lanka, which was its destination, will further suffer.


Survey TitleSurvey on the Collapse Of The Baltimore Bridge And Its Economic Impact
DurationApril 6 – April 16, 2024
Number of Participants6,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.