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What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: CBS News/New York Times Poll, Oct, 1980)


Subpopulation/Note: Probable electorate.
31%
Inflation, Prices

8%
Unemployment, Recession

19%
Other economy

9%
USSR (Soviet Union/Russia)/War and Peace

3%
Energy

4%
Iran/Terrorism

6%
Other foreign policy

4%
Other domestic, Taxes

4%
Government, Carter

6%
Other

6%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, October 16 - October 20, 1980 and based on 2,135 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USCBSNYT.102280.R10A] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USCBSNYT1980-OCT





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll (AIPO), Feb, 1979)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses. * = less than .5 percent.
56%
Inflation/high cost of living/high prices/ economic situation

4%
High food prices

2%
High gasoline, oil, fuel prices

6%
Unemployment/recession/depression

14%
Energy problem, fuel shortages/energy policy

3%
Crime

1%
Drugs

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

*
Lack of trust in government

*
Corruption in government/Watergate

3%
Moral decline in society/morality/lack of religion.

1%
Middle East situation (in terms of war)

7%
International problems/foreign aid/foreign affairs

1%
National defense/future security

5%
Peace/war/nuclear war (China-Russia)

3%
Southeast Asia situation/Vietnam-China

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

1%
Government spending too much for social programs, welfare

1%
Race relations/Civil rights

*
Air/water pollution

1%
Ecology/environment is bad

1%
Poverty

*
Education and related needs/high cost of education

*
Slums/urban renewal/cities are dying/housing

1%
Problems of elderly

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

1%
Inadequate/high cost of medical care

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

*
Population explosion

1%
Family problems/child-rearing/parental discipline

1%
Generation gap/lack of communication between people, youth

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

*
Big government/too much government control, interference

1%
Labor union/strikes

1%
Iranian situation

*
Lenient judicial system

1%
Government overspending

1%
Misc. (keep list)

3%
Don't Know/No Answer

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, February 23 - February 26, 1979 and based on 1,534 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.1123.Q01B] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAIPO1979-1123G







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