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What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, May, 2017)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5%. Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
6%
Economy in general

6%
Unemployment/Jobs

4%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt

2%
Gap between rich and poor

1%
Lack of money

1%
Wage issues

1%
Taxes

*
Corporate corruption

*
High cost of living/Inflation

18%
Dissatisfaction with government/Poor leadership

18%
Healthcare

7%
Immigration/Illegal aliens

6%
Race relations/Racism

5%
National security

4%
International issues, problems

4%
Unifying the country

4%
Ethics/Moral/Religious/Family decline

3%
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness

3%
Wars/War (nonspecific)/Fear of war

2%
Education

2%
Terrorism

2%
Crime/Violence

2%
Lack of respect for each other

2%
Judicial system/Courts/Laws

2%
Environment/Pollution

1%
Situation with North Korea

1%
Drugs

1%
Lack of military defense

1%
Welfare

1%
Abortion

*
The media

*
Situation in Iraq/ISIS (Islamic militants operating in Syria and Iraq)

*
Situation with Russia

*
Guns/Gun control

*
War/Conflict between Middle East nations

*
Foreign policy/Foreign aid/Focus overseas

*
Social Security

*
Energy/Lack of energy sources

*
Situation in Syria

*
Children's behavior/Way they are raised

*
Care for the elderly/Medicare

*
Overpopulation

*
Elections/Election reform

3%
Other non-economic

5%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, May 3 - May 7, 2017 and based on 1,011 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. Interviews were conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones. The sample includes 30% landline and 70% cell phone respondents. [USGALLUP.051217.R04] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Respondents who answered 'the economy' were then probed for a more specific answer) (Source: Gallup Report, Apr, 1982)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses * = Less than one percent
44%
Unemployment/recession

24%
Inflation

11%
The economy

7%
Reagan budget cuts

7%
High interest rates

5%
Fear of war

4%
Excessive gov't spending

3%
Defense

3%
Foreign relations

3%
Moral decline in society

3%
Crime

2%
Dissatisfaction with gov't

1%
Energy problems

*
Military budget cuts

4%
All others

2%
No opinion

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, April 2 - April 5, 1982 and based on 1,543 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.199-1.R7] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAIPO1982-1192G





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: CBS News/New York Times Poll, May, 2007)


31%
War in Iraq

8%
Economy and jobs

7%
Gas/Heating oil crisis

7%
Immigration

5%
Health care

3%
Terrorism (general)

3%
The President/G. (George) W. Bush

3%
Environment

3%
Moral values/Family values

3%
Poverty/Homelessness

3%
Foreign policy

2%
Education

2%
Crime

15%
Other

5%
Don't know/No answer

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, May 18 - May 23, 2007 and based on 1,125 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult including an oversample of blacks. Results are weighted to be representative of a national adult population. [USCBSNYT.052407.R03] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USCBSNYT2007-05A







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