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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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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





In your opinion, what is the most important problem facing the US (United States) today? (Source: Associated Press/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, Jan, 2008)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of half sample. * = less than .5%.
2%
The president, George W. Bush in office

3%
Government, politicians (other mentions)

3%
Morals, moral decay

*
Don't care for others, people don't care

1%
Not family oriented, family values, breakdown of family unit

1%
Other (morality) mentions

*
Violence, domestic violence

1%
Crime (unspecified)

1%
Drugs, issues related to drug use, abuse

*
Problems with public schools

2%
Education (unspecified)

*
Uneducated people (e.g. literacy issues)

1%
Energy (unspecified)

1%
Gas prices (oil prices)

1%
Other (energy crisis) mentions

1%
Environment, pollution (unspecified)

1%
Other (environmental problem) mentions

6%
Health care, coverage

1%
Poverty, hunger, homelessness

1%
Social Security

13%
Wars, unrest throughout the world

8%
War with Iraq (any mentions about Iraq)

1%
Too much focus on other countries, need to be tougher on other countries

8%
Immigration, letting too many people in, lack of security

4%
Terrorism, terrorist attacks

3%
Improve defense, military readiness

1%
USA (United States of America) losing credibility in the world/problems with our allies

3%
Other (foreign affairs) mentions

15%
Economy (unspecified)

1%
Taxes, taxes are too high

4%
Unemployment, lack of jobs

*
Cost of living is too high

1%
Other (economy) mentions

9%
Other

3%
Don't know/Not sure

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Survey by Associated Press. Methodology: Conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs, January 7 - January 9, 2008 and based on 1,027 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USIPSOSR.0801US1.R01B] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAP2008-01US1

Variable: Q1B





Which one of the following do you think is the most important environmental problem facing the world today? Is it...acid rain, garbage and landfills, air pollution, water pollution, global warming, loss of ozone layer, endangered or vanished species, or some other environmental problem that I haven't mentioned? (Source: Princeton Survey Research Associates International/Newsweek Poll, Aug, 2007)


1%
Acid rain

10%
Garbage and landfills

13%
Air pollution

14%
Water pollution

38%
Global warming

7%
Loss of the ozone layer

3%
Endangered or vanished species

8%
Some other environmental problem that I haven't mentioned

7%
Don't know/Refused

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Survey by Newsweek. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, August 1 - August 2, 2007 and based on 1,002 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USPSRNEW.07NW11.Q13] (View Citation)

Topics: ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS

Dataset: USPSRA2007-NW11

Variable: Q13







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