Q2: MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM

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?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 ABORTION 60.5%
2 POVERTY / HOMELESSNESS 292.5%
3 ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / IMMIGRANTS 80.7%
4 GUNS 453.9%
5 ENVIRONMENT 70.6%
6 RACISM / RACE/RELATIONS 50.4%
7 AIDS 00.0%
8 CHILD CARE/DAY CARE 40.3%
9 INTOLERANCE/NON-RACIAL PREJUDICE/HATRED 10.1%
10 MISC. GOVT. PROGRAMS 30.3%
11 EDUCATION 1049.0%
12 ELDERLY 70.6%
13 WELFARE 191.7%
14 MEDICARE, MEDICAID 343.0%
15 PUBLIC WORKS: ROADS, PARKS, ETC. 10.1%
16 SOCIAL SECURITY 635.5%
17 HEALTH CARE 847.3%
20 MISC. FOREIGN AFFAIRS 10.1%
21 FOREIGN POLICY 131.1%
22 NUCLEAR 20.2%
23 DEFENSE / MILITARY 111.0%
24 WAR 100.9%
25 SPECIFIC COUNTRY/PERSON 20.2%
26 FOREIGN AID/ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC AFFAIRS 111.0%
30 MISC. GOVERNMENT ISSUES 70.6%
31 JUSTICE SYSTEM/JUDGES 20.2%
32 POLITICIANS / GOVERNMENT 363.1%
33 FIX GOVERNMENT 70.6%
34 DEMOCRATS / CLINTON ADMINISTRATION / BILL CLINTON 10.1%
35 PARTISAN POLITICS 80.7%
36 REPUBLICANS 20.2%
37 CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING 40.3%
38 THE PRESIDENT 141.2%
39 BIG GOVERNMENT 221.9%
40 MISC. MORAL VALUES 131.1%
41 COMMUNITY - LACK OF UNITY 40.3%
42 RELIGIOUS VALUES 40.3%
44 FAMILY BREAKDOWN, SINGLE PARENTS 20.2%
45 FAMILY VALUES 60.5%
50 MISC. ECONOMIC ISSUES 10.1%
51 "ECONOMY" 665.7%
52 BUDGET DEFICIT /NATIONAL DEBT 464.0%
53 JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT 171.5%
54 TAXES/IRS 837.2%
55 INCOME GAP 70.6%
56 FOREIGN TRADE 30.3%
57 $ FOR BILLS, MAKING ENDS OF MEET, COST OF LIVING 30.3%
58 AGRICULTURE 10.1%
59 WORLD ECONOMY 20.2%
60 MISC. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES 00.0%
Total 1,150 100%

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Based upon 1,150 valid cases out of 1,150 total cases.

Location: 32-33 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Valid Data Values: 1 thru 99

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: CBS News Monthly Poll, April 2000.

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