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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





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll (AIPO), Mar, 1980)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses
70%
Inflation/High cost of living/High prices/ Economic situation/Taxes

1%
High food prices

4%
High gasoline, oil, fuel prices

4%
Unemployment/Recession, depression

8%
Energy problem, fuel shortages, energy policies

2%
Crime Drugs

3%
Dissatisfaction with government/Poor national leadership/Government not meeting people's needs/Unresponsive government.

*
Lack of trust in government

*
Corruption in government/Watergate

2%
Moral decline in society/Morality/Lack of religion

*
CIA/FBI (Central Intelligence Agency/ Federal Bureau of Investigation) (surreptitious surveillance) etc..

*
Middle East situation (in terms of war)

5%
International problems/Foreign aid/Foreign affairs

1%
National defense/Future security

2%
Peace/War/Nuclear war/China/Russia

*
Southeast Asia situation/Vietnam/China

*
Government spending too much for space, defense, military, etc.

1%
Government spending too much for social programs, welfare

*
Race relations/Civil rights Air/water pollution

*
Poverty Water shortages

*
Education and related needs/High cost of education

*
Busing (against)

*
Mass transportation (lack of or poor quality)

*
Slums/Urban renewal/Cities are dying/Housing

*
Problems of elderly Problems with Social Security (low payments, etc..)

*
Inadequate/high cost of medical care

*
Abortion (too easy to get, anti-abortion comments, etc..)

*
Population explosion

*
Family problems/Child-rearing/Parental discipline/Alcoholism

*
Supreme Court

*
Generation gap/Lack of communication between people/Youth

1%
General unrest in the nation (general, non-specific)

1%
Big government/Too much government control/ interference

*
Labor unions/strikes

8%
Iranian situation

*
Lenient judicial system

*
Afghanistan/war, Russian invasion

1%
Government overspending

*
Nuclear power/Plant accidents

*
Refugee problem/Too many refugees/All other foreigners/Perhaps immigration laws being too lax.

1%
Miscellaneous

1%
Don't Know/No Answer

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, March 28 - March 31, 1980 and based on 1,571 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.1151.Q02A] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAIPO1980-1151G





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, Jun, 2003)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses. * = less than .5 percent
30%
Economy in general

12%
Unemployment/Jobs

3%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt

2%
Taxes

1%
High cost of living/Inflation

1%
Gap between rich and poor

1%
Wage issues

*
Corporate corruption

*
Fuel/Oil prices

11%
Terrorism

8%
Fear of war/Feelings of fear in this country/War in Iraq

7%
Poor health care/Hospitals, high cost of health care

6%
Ethics/Moral/Religious/Family decline, dishonesty, lack of integrity

6%
Foreign aid/Focus overseas

6%
Education/Poor education/Access to education

4%
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness

4%
Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/Politicians/ Candidates, Poor leadership, corruption

3%
Crime/Violence

3%
Children's behavior/Way they are raised

2%
Immigration/Illegal aliens

2%
National security

2%
Medicare/Social Security issues

1%
Race relations/Racism

1%
Care for the elderly

1%
Environment/Pollution

1%
Drugs

1%
Welfare

1%
Unifying the country

1%
Cancer/Diseases

1%
Judicial system/Courts/Laws

1%
Lack of respect for each other

1%
Overpopulation

1%
Lack of energy sources, the energy crisis

*
Abortion

*
Election year/Presidential choices/Election reform

*
Guns/Gun control

*
The media

5%
Other non-economic

6%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, June 12 - June 15, 2003 and based on 1,006 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.03JUN12.R4] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS







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