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What do you think is the most important economic problem facing the country today? (Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political & Economic Survey, Oct, 2008)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Form 2 half sample. * = less than .5%. Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
8%
Banking crisis/Problems with financial institutions

6%
Large corporations/corporate greed

6%
The bailout of financial institutions/government intervention

5%
The stock market

5%
Debt/credit issues/bankruptcy

10%
Gasoline/oil prices/energy costs

4%
Health care/medical/Medicare

3%
Cost of living/not enough money/difference between wages and costs/inflation

5%
Government (Bush, Congress, Democrats, lobbyists)

5%
Budget/deficit/government spending or waste

2%
Taxes

2%
Too much going overseas/not enough spending at home

1%
Social Security

8%
Mortgage problems/sub-prime mortgages/foreclosures

4%
Housing/real estate/affordable housing

9%
Unemployment/lack of (good) jobs/low wages

2%
Jobs moving overseas/outsourcing

4%
Spending on war in Iraq

4%
Too little government regulation/oversight of the economy

4%
Personal irresponsibility/spending more than you have

4%
Economy (general)

3%
Gap between rich and poor/distribution of wealth/disappearance of middle class

2%
Dependence on foreign oil

1%
Too much government regulation of the economy

1%
Trade/imports and exports

1%
Education/schools

1%
Immigration

8%
Other

*
None/no problem

11%
No answer/Not sure/Don't know/Refused

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, October 9 - October 12, 2008 and based on 1,485 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. 1110 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 375 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 114 who had no landline telephone. [USPSRA.101508.R31F2] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USPEW2008-10EAR





What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today? (Source: Pew News Interest Index Poll, Jan, 2007)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5%. Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
42%
War/War in Iraq

8%
Health care/costs

8%
Dissatisfaction with government/politics

5%
Economy (general)

5%
Immigration

5%
Terrorism

5%
Unemployment/Lack of jobs

4%
Education

3%
Morality/Ethics/Family values

3%
Poverty/Hunger/Starvation

2%
Crime/Gangs/Justice system

2%
Homelessness

2%
Energy crisis/Rising gas/heating prices

1%
Deficit/National debt/Balanced budget

1%
Environment/Pollution/Global warming

1%
Drugs/Alcohol

1%
Defense issues/Military spending/National and homeland security

1%
Youth problems/Teen violence

1%
Issues relating to the elderly

1%
Abortion

15%
Other

*
None

7%
Don't know/No answer

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, National Public Radio. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, January 10 - January 15, 2007 and based on 1,708 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult with an oversample of those in congressional districts that switched party control in the 2006 election. The survey included an oversample of 395 respondents in the 30 congressional districts that switched party control in the 2006 election. Results are weighted to be representative of a national adult population. [USPSRA.012207.R04] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USPEW2007-01NII







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