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What do you think is the single most important problem for the government--that is, the President and Congress--to address in the coming year? (Source: CBS News Poll, Oct, 2000)


Subpopulation/Note: Registered voters.
14%
Social Security

12%
Education

11%
Health care

7%
Medicare, Medicaid

7%
Taxes/IRS (Internal Revenue Service)

4%
Economy

4%
Budget deficit/National debt

2%
Abortion

2%
Defense/Military

2%
Politicians/Government

2%
Big government/Bureaucracy

21%
Other

12%
Don't know/No answer

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Methodology: Conducted by CBS News, October 29 - October 31, 2000 and based on 1,396 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USCBS.110100.R17] (View Citation)

Topics: GOVERNMENT PRESIDENCY CONGRESS PROBLEMS





What issue or problem would you say is most important for the next president to address?...First response (Source: Los Angeles Times Poll, Jul, 2000)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Registered voters.
4%
Nothing in particular

2%
Abortion

1%
Budget surplus

*
Campaign finance reform

*
Child care

4%
Crime/Drugs

4%
Defense spending

9%
Economy/Jobs

13%
Education

4%
Foreign affairs

3%
Environment

1%
Gas/Price of gas

*
Government spending

1%
Gun control

9%
Health care/Universal health coverage

2%
Homelessness/Poverty

*
Housing/Affordable housing

1%
Immigration

2%
Integrity/Honesty in politics

*
Inner cities/Urban problems

3%
Medicare/Prescription drugs

6%
Morals/Family values

1%
Race issues/relations/Affirmative action

*
School choice for parents/Vouchers

9%
Social Security

4%
Taxes/Tax cuts/Tax credits for families

2%
Maintaining world peace

1%
Budget deficit

1%
Supreme Court appointments

*
Maintaining Constitutional rights

1%
Rich-poor disparity

1%
Foreign trade

1%
Senior citizen issues

1%
Religious issues

5%
Other (specify)

4%
Not sure

*
Refused

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by Los Angeles Times, July 27 - July 29, 2000 and based on 1,357 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USLAT.00443.R24A] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS PRESIDENCY

Dataset: USLAT2000-443





When it comes to our current health care system, what do you think is the most important problem for the government to address? (Source: CBS News Poll, Jul, 1999)


18%
Insuring everyone

16%
Health care costs

8%
Medicare

8%
Elder care

8%
HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) in general

3%
Prescription drug coverage

3%
Medical decisions not made by doctors

3%
Too much Government intervention

2%
Low quality of coverage

2%
HMOs cutting corners/costs

1%
Treatment denials by insurers

1%
Doctor choice

1%
Administrative costs

1%
Everything

6%
Other

19%
Don't know/No answer

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by CBS News, July 13 - July 14, 1999 and based on 722 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. [USCBS.071599.R14] (View Citation)

Topics: HEALTH PROBLEMS GOVERNMENT

Dataset: USCBS1999-99007A

Variable: Q14







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