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What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, Oct, 2004)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5%. Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
21%
Economy in general

12%
Unemployment/Jobs

3%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt

2%
Fuel/Oil prices

2%
Taxes

1%
Wage issues

1%
High cost of living/Inflation

1%
Lack of money

*
Corporate corruption

*
Gap between rich and poor

*
Foreign trade/Trade deficit

*
Recession

23%
War in Iraq/Fear of war/Feelings of fear in this country

16%
Terrorism

13%
Poor health care/Hospitals, high cost of health care

6%
Ethics/Moral/Religious/Family decline, Dishonesty, Lack of integrity

5%
National security

5%
Education/Poor education/Access to education

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

3%
Medicare/Social Security issues

3%
Foreign aid/Focus overseas

2%
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness

2%
International issues/Problems

2%
Judicial system/Courts/Laws

2%
Immigration/Illegal aliens

1%
Lack of respect for each other

1%
Election year/Presidential choices/Election reform

1%
Welfare

1%
Care for the elderly

1%
Crime/Violence

1%
Unifying the country

1%
Homosexuality/Gay issues

1%
Abortion

1%
Environment/Pollution

*
Children's behavior/Way they are raised

*
The media

*
Lack of energy sources, the energy crisis

*
Drugs

*
Lack of military defense

*
Abuse of power

*
Over population

4%
Other non-economic

1%
No opinion

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Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, October 11 - October 14, 2004 and based on 1,012 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USGALLUP.04OCT11.R08] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS





What do you think is the most important problem in health or health care for the government to address? (Source: Health Poll Report, Feb, 2004)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Form B half sample. * = less than .5 percent
1%
AIDS/AIDS research/HIV

2%
Cancer/Cancer research

3%
Medical conditions/procedures-other

18%
Cost of health care

8%
Cost of insurance/affordable insurance

16%
Cost of prescription drugs/medicines

1%
Costs-other (including doctor and hospital costs)

3%
Health care availability (general)

5%
Health insurance (general)

1%
Health care for the poor

13%
Universal coverage/coverage for uninsured

1%
Access to health care-other (including staff cutbacks)

1%
Children's care/issues

6%
Medicare

4%
Coverage of prescription drugs (for elderly)

8%
Senior citizens' care/issues (including Social Security)

2%
Other policy/social issues (including abortion, drug abuse)

*
HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)/Managed care concerns

*
Quality of care-other

1%
Government should stay out of healthcare

5%
Other

2%
No problems

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, February 5 - February 8, 2004 and based on 1,201 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USPSRA.04HNI46.Q01B] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS HEALTH

Dataset: USPSRA2004-HNI46





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: CBS News/New York Times Poll, Jul, 2003)


38%
Economy/jobs

10%
War in Iraq

8%
Terrorism (general)

3%
Education

3%
Foreign policy

2%
Budget deficit/National debt

2%
Poverty/Homelessness

2%
Health care

2%
Defense/Military

2%
The President/George W. Bush

2%
Miscellaneous moral values

2%
Religious values

2%
Family values

1%
Immigration

15%
Other

6%
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, July 13 - July 27, 2003 and based on 3,092 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult with an oversample of Hispanics (see note). The sample included 2008 non Hispanics and 1074 Hispanics. Results are weighted to reflect the actual ethnic distribution of the U.S. population. [USCBSNYT.080203.R004] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USCBSNYT2003-07B







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