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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), May, 1981)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses
57%
Inflation/high cost of living/high prices/ economic situation/taxes

1%
High food prices

1%
High gasoline, oil, fuel prices

15%
Unemployment/recession/depression

5%
Energy problem, fuel shortages, energy policies

5%
Crime

1%
Drugs

2%
Dissatisfaction with government/poor national leadership/government not meeting people's needs/unresponsive government

5%
Moral decline in society/morality/lack of religion

4%
International problems/foreign aid/ foreign affairs

3%
National defense/future security

3%
Peace/War/Nuclear war/China/Russia

2%
Government spending too much for social programs, welfare

1%
Poverty

1%
Problems of elderly

1%
Problems with Social Security (low payments, etc.)

1%
Family problems/child-rearing/parental discipline/alcoholism

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

1%
Big government/too much government control, interference

1%
Lenient Judicial System

1%
Government overspending

1%
Refugee problem/too many refugees/all other foreigners/perhaps immigration laws being too taxed

1%
Miscellaneous

3%
Don't Know/No Answer

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, May 8 - May 11, 1981 and based on 1,519 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.1173.Q02A] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAIPO1981-1173G





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, Sep, 2002)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses. * = less than .5 percent
24%
Economy in general

8%
Unemployment/jobs

2%
Taxes

2%
Corporate corruption

1%
Wages issues

*
Federal budget deficit/federal debt

*
Fuel/Oil prices

*
High cost of living/inflation

*
Recession

*
Gap between rich and poor

19%
Terrorism

10%
Fear of war/feelings of fear in this country

10%
Ethics/moral/religious/family decline, dishonesty, lack of integrity

8%
International issues/problems

7%
Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians/ candidates, Poor leadership, corruption

6%
Education/poor education/access to education

5%
National security

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

4%
Poverty/hunger/homelessness

3%
Crime/violence

2%
Immigration/illegal aliens

2%
Justicial system/courts/laws

2%
Care for the elderly

2%
Children's behavior/way they are raised

1%
Medicare/Social Security issues

1%
Foreign aid/focus overseas

1%
Environment/pollution

1%
Drugs

1%
Unifying the country

1%
Lack of military defense

1%
Overpopulation

1%
Lack of energy sources, the energy crisis

1%
Welfare

*
Lack of respect for each other

*
Race relations/racism

*
Abortion

*
Child abuse

*
AIDS

4%
Other non-economic

3%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, September 5 - September 8, 2002 and based on 1,004 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.02SEPT5.R05] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS







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