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What would you say is the single most important problem facing the United States today, that is, the one that you, yourself, are most concerned about? (Source: Wirthlin Quorum Survey, Oct, 1992)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than 1 percent
61%
Pocketbook/economy

19%
Social

4%
Foreign policy/peace

12%
Other

2%
Don't know

*
Refused

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Methodology: Conducted by Wirthlin Group, October 12 - October 14, 1992 and based on 1,040 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USWIRTH.92OCTA.R06] (View Citation)

Topics: MOOD





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Washington Post Poll, May, 1992)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5 percent
16%
Unemployment

6%
Federal budget deficit

1%
Taxes

2%
Inflation

*
Trade deficit

10%
Other economic reason

5%
Crime

4%
Moral decline

3%
Health care/health care system

7%
Race relations/civil rights/problems of blacks

3%
Quality of education

9%
Drugs

6%
Poverty/Hunger/Homeless

*
Teen pregnancy

1%
Environment/Pollution

*
Alcohol

3%
AIDS

3%
Other social/health problems

1%
Abortion

*
Nuclear war/threat of war

1%
International problems/foreign policy/ relations with other nations

*
Communism/Soviet Union

*
Other international problems

5%
Dissatisfaction with government

1%
Bush

1%
Leadership

*
U.S. (United States) Senate/House of Representatives

10%
Other

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Methodology: Conducted by Washington Post, May 11 - May 12, 1992 and based on 1,144 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USWASHP.92MY12.R01] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS





Now, thinking about the environment, what do you think is the single most important environmental problem facing the country today? (Source: Cambridge Reports National Omnibus Survey, Sep, 1991)


14%
Full landfills, nowhere to put garbage, waste disposal, solid waste

10%
Water pollution, lakes/rivers contaminated, can't drink water

9%
Air pollution, can't breathe the air, smog, fumes in the air

9%
Hazardous/nuclear waste, dumping toxic chemicals, hazardous chemicals

8%
Greenhouse effect, effect on ozone layer, global warming

5%
Industrial pollution, smoke from factories

9%
Recycling problems, creating good recycling/waste reduction programs

6%
Natural resource use, deforestation, wetlands/natural land loss

4%
Air and water pollution, both air and water are bad, clean air and water

8%
Other pollution: pollution in general, car pollution

9%
Other

10%
Don't know/Refused

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Methodology: Conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International during September, 1991 and based on 1,250 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. Sample size is approximate. [USCAMREP.91SEP.R03] (View Citation)

Topics: ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS HEALTH







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