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What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: CBS News/New York Times Poll, Sep, 1981)


35%
Economy, general

23%
Inflation

7%
Unemployment

7%
Other domestic

7%
USSR/War and peace

2%
Morality

3%
Government size and taxes

3%
Other foreign policy

1%
Energy

3%
Other

9%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, September 22 - September 27, 1981 and based on 1,479 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USCBSNYT.092881.R08A] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USCBSNYT1981-SEPT





In your opinion, what do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? And what would you say is the second most important problem facing this country today? (Source: ABC News Poll, Jan, 1989)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses
9%
Unemployment

24%
Federal budget deficit

11%
Other economic reason

4%
Taxes

4%
Inflation

3%
Trade deficit

9%
Crime

6%
Moral decline

3%
Health care/health care system Race relations/civil rights problems/

3%
problems of blacks

4%
Quality of education

28%
Drugs

25%
Poverty/Hunger/Homeless

5%
Environment/Pollution

1%
Alcohol

1%
Illegal immigrants

4%
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

1%
Abortion

5%
Other social/health problems

8%
Nuclear war/threat of war International problems/foreign policy/

8%
relation with other nations

1%
Communism/Soviet Union

1%
Problems in the Middle East

1%
Iran/Contra scandal

2%
Other international problems

16%
Other

4%
Dissatisfaction with government

3%
Terrorism

2%
Leadership

1%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by ABC News, January 12 - January 16, 1989 and based on 1,513 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USABC.89JAN.R02] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USABC1989-7956





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, Apr, 2001)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses. * = less than .5 percent
15%
Economy in general

7%
High cost of living/inflation

6%
Unemployment/Jobs

4%
Taxes

2%
Gap between rich and poor

1%
Federal budget deficit/federal debt

1%
Fuel/Oil prices

1%
Trade relations/deficit

*
Wage issues

10%
Education

9%
Ethics/moral/religious/family decline/Dishonesty/ Lack of integrity

7%
Situation/conflict with China

7%
Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/ politicians/candidates/Poor leadership/Corruption/

6%
Crime/Violence

6%
Drugs

6%
Children's behavior/way they are raised

5%
Poor health care/hospitals/high cost of health care

4%
Poverty/hunger/homelessness

3%
Environment/Pollution

3%
School shootings/school violence

3%
International issues/problems

2%
Lack of energy sources

2%
Race relations/racism

2%
Judicial system/courts/laws

1%
Welfare

1%
Fear of war

1%
Guns/gun control

2%
Medicare/Social Security issues

1%
Immigration/Illegal aliens

1%
Abortion

1%
Cancer/Diseases

1%
Foreign aid/Focus overseas

1%
Lack of military defense

1%
Care for the elderly

1%
The media

1%
Election/election reform

1%
Lack of respect for each other

1%
Overpopulation

*
Unifying the country

*
Child abuse

*
National security

4%
Other non-economic

7%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, April 6 - April 8, 2001 and based on 1,025 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.01APL06.R04] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS







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