Economy, Joblessness, Bad Government Top American Concerns
March 14, 2014 by Sam Rolley
Americans are fed up with rising unemployment, an overall bad economy and political leadership that is ineffectual, corrupt and abusive, according to the results of a recent survey.
Earlier this month, Gallup asked Americans to name the most important problems facing the Nation. Nineteen percent of the time respondents answered unemployment or jobs, 18 percent said growing problems with government and 17 percent said that the overall economy.
In another recent poll, Gallup found that out of 15 problems routinely discussed by the Nation’s legislators, the economy was No. 1 for 59 percent of respondents, followed by Federal spending, which was a top concern of 58 percent of respondents. The third issue in that poll, at 57 percent, was access to affordable healthcare, which raises questions about how Americans feel about the current state of Obamacare.
“Unemployment, the economy, and the government dominate as Americans’ top concerns about the major issues facing the country,” the polling agency noted. “Separately, Gallup recently reported that Americans say they worry most about the economy, federal spending, and healthcare when asked to rate their level of worry about 15 issues. Together, these findings confirm that regardless of how the question is asked, the economy and government are the issues that most concern Americans today.”
At the same time, Gallup reports, that unrest in other parts of the world sparked by the very dissatisfaction like that Americans are currently experiencing.
“International issues in the news, such as the large-scale protests in Venezuela and the crisis in Ukraine, are currently not major concerns for most Americans,” the polling agency said.