Public opinion on the most important problem facing the U.S. 2019

This statistic represents American adults' view of the most important problem facing the United States. In October 2019, 34 percent of the participants stated that poor leadership and a general dissatisfaction with the government were the most important problems facing the U.S.

What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?

Share of respondents
Dissatisfaction with government/Poor leadership34%
Immigration13%
Race relations/Racism6%
Unifying the country5%
Healthcare5%
Environment/Pollution/Climate change4%
Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness3%
Ethics/moral/religious/family decline3%
Lack of respect for each other3%
Economy in general3%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt2%
Judicial system/Courts/Laws2%
Guns/Gun control2%
Drugs2%
Unemployment/Jobs2%
Education2%
Crime/Violence2%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

about 1,001 each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Issues mentioned by 1% or fewer are not shown.

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