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What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today? (Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Survey, Oct, 2012)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
25%
Unemployment/Lack of jobs

25%
Economy (general)

9%
Dissatisfaction with government/politics/(Barack) Obama

8%
Deficit/National debt/Balanced budget/Government spending

5%
Health care/costs/accessibility

3%
Partisanship/Parties/Gridlock

3%
Morality/Ethics/Family values

3%
Education/schools/affording education

2%
Finances/money

2%
Inflation

2%
US (United States) foreign policy/International relations/US image

2%
War/War in Iraq/War in Afghanistan

1%
Poverty/Hunger/Starvation

1%
Distribution of wealth/inequality

1%
Taxes

1%
Social Security

1%
Energy costs

1%
Crime/Violence

1%
Defense/national security

1%
Greed

1%
Race relations/Racism

1%
Medicare/Medicaid

1%
Lack of leadership

1%
Housing market/foreclosures

1%
Immigration

1%
Environment/Global warming

1%
Welfare abuse/Government dependency

1%
Oil dependence/Energy policy and alternatives

1%
Too much foreign aid/Spend at home

12%
Other

6%
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. Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, October 18 - October 21, 2012 and based on 1,005 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. 601 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 404 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 224 who had no landline telephone. [USPSRA.102912A.R02] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USPEW2012-WK1018





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: Gallup Poll, Aug, 2012)


Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5%. Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
31%
Economy in general

23%
Unemployment/Jobs

7%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt

3%
Lack of money

2%
Corporate corruption

1%
Fuel/Oil prices

1%
Taxes

1%
Gap between rich and poor

1%
Wage issues

1%
High cost of living/Inflation

1%
Recession

15%
Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians, Poor leadership/Corruption/Abuse of power

8%
Poor healthcare/hospitals, High cost of healthcare

5%
Ethics/moral/religious/family decline, Dishonesty

4%
Education/Poor education/Access to education

4%
Immigration/Illegal aliens

1%
Lack of respect for each other

1%
Wars/War/Fear of war

1%
Judicial system/Courts/Laws

1%
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness

1%
Energy/Lack of energy sources

1%
National security

1%
Environment/Pollution

1%
International issues, problems

1%
Crime/Violence

1%
Welfare

1%
Foreign aid/Focus overseas

1%
Race relations/Racism

*
Situation in Iraq

*
Terrorism

*
Unifying the country

*
Care for the elderly/Medicare

*
Social Security

*
Guns/Gun control

*
Gay rights issues

*
Lack of military defense

*
Elections/Election reform

*
Abortion

*
Situation/War in Afghanistan

*
War/conflict between Middle East nations

3%
Other non-economic

3%
No opinion

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, August 9 - August 12, 2012 and based on 1,012 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. Interviews were conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones. [USGALLUP.12AG09.R04] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USAIPOGNS2012-11





What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (Source: CBS News Poll, Mar, 2011)


51%
Economy/jobs

7%
Budget Deficit/National Debt

5%
Health Care

3%
Education

3%
War/Iraq/Afghanistan

2%
Poverty/Homelessness

2%
Politics/corruption

2%
Big Government/Bureaucracy

2%
Miscellaneous social issues

19%
Other

4%
Don't know/No answer

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Dataset is available using RoperExpress VIEW DATASET ABSTRACT


Methodology: Conducted by CBS News, March 18 - March 21, 2011 and based on 1,022 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. The interviews were conducted by land-line and cell phones. [USCBS.032211.R03] (View Citation)

Topics: PROBLEMS

Dataset: USCBS2011-03B







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