Anybody surprised about this?
Notice the ‘Repeal‘ stuff has gone silent….
Fifty-five percent of Americans worry “a great deal” about the availability and affordability of healthcare, topping concerns about 14 other issues Gallup tested. Slim majorities also worry about crime and violence, federal spending and the budget deficit, and the availability of guns. Unemployment and affordable energy rank last.
|A great deal||A fair amount||Only a little/Not at all|
|The availability and affordability of healthcare||55||23||23|
|Crime and violence||51||27||23|
|Federal spending and the budget deficit||51||26||22|
|The availability of guns||51||19||31|
|Hunger and homelessness||44||32||23|
|The Social Security system||44||28||27|
|The quality of the environment||42||30||28|
|The size and power of the federal government||40||29||30|
|The possibility of future terrorist attacks in the U.S.||40||28||31|
|The availability and affordability of energy||25||34||40|
|GALLUP, MARCH 1-8, 2018|
This year marks the fifth year in a row, and 13th overall, that healthcare has either been first or tied for first among the issues. The economy has topped the list eight times, including every year from 2008 through 2016 (this question was not asked in 2009). Crime (in 2001 and 2016), terrorism (in 2015) and the budget deficit (in 2014) are the only issues besides healthcare and the economy that have held, or tied for, the top spot.
Most often, race relations has been the issue Americans worry least about. However, that has not been the case in recent years, as concerns about the issue spiked after several highly publicized cases of deadly confrontations between police and young black males….