Q2: 2. MOST IMPORTANT PROB FACING NATION

2. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM FACING THIS COUNTRY TODAY?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
2 WAR/ NUCLEAR WAR/ PEACE 172.6%
3 ARMS CONTROL/DEFENSE SPENDING 172.6%
4 CONGRESS- LACK OF UNITY 40.6%
5 LACK OF LEADERSHIP 00.0%
6 TAXES 50.8%
7 UNEMPLOYMENT/ EMPLOYMENT 335.0%
8 GENERAL ECONOMY/INFLATION 416.2%
9 DEFICIT/THE BUDGET/NATIONAL DEBT 10015.1%
10 TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT 10.2%
11 MILITARY SPENDING/PRO-DEFENSE 50.8%
12 USSR 20.3%
20 ENVIRONMENT/ TOXIC WASTE 142.1%
25 CENTRAL AMERICA/ CONTRAS 20.3%
26 MIDDLE EAST 00.0%
30 FOREIGN AFFAIRS- GENERAL 132.0%
31 LESS FOREIGN AID/ JAPAN OWNS US 30.5%
35 TERRORISM/LIBYA 71.1%
37 FOREIGN TRADE/ TRADE DEFICIT 60.9%
38 AIDS 30.5%
40 HEALTH CARE 50.8%
41 SOCIAL SERVICES 91.4%
42 ELDERLY/ SOCIAL SECURITY 50.8%
43 POVERTY 172.6%
44 CRIME 132.0%
45 TRUTH IN GOVERNMENT/ETHICS 20.3%
46 HOMELESS/LOW INCOME HOUSING 395.9%
47 MINORITY ISSUES/ RACISM/ CIVIL RIGHTS 40.6%
48 EDUCATION 172.6%
49 HUNGER 50.8%
52 AIR SAFETY/TRANSPORTATION 00.0%
58 ABORTION 30.5%
60 MORTALITY/ GREED 223.3%
61 APATHY 20.3%
80 DRUGS 15523.4%
81 BUSH/ REPUBLICANS/ CONSERVATIVES 10.2%
83 JUDICIAL SYSTEM 10.2%
84 PROBLEMS OF FARMERS 00.0%
85 ASSAULT GUNS 111.7%
86 GRAPES FROM CHILE 10.2%
98 OTHER 101.5%
99 DK/NA 6810.3%
Total 663 100%

Based upon 663 valid cases out of 663 total cases.

Location: 30-31 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Valid Data Values: 2 thru 99

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: CBS News "48 Hours" Gun Poll, March 1989.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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