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Q2_1: BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING THE COUNTRY TODAY

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 OTHER 00.0%
4 NONE 00.0%
5 DRUG ABUSE 20.5%
6 CRIME/VIOLENCE/HATE CRIMES/KILLINGS IN SCHOOLS 61.6%
7 EDUCATION-IMPROVING OUR SCHOOLS 3810.0%
8 PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY - SOCIAL SECURITY 20.5%
9 AIDS 00.0%
10 ABORTION 00.0%
11 ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY/POLLUTION 30.8%
12 ETHICS IN SOCIETY/MORAL DECLINE/LACK OF RELIGION 307.9%
13 DISSATISFACTION WITH GOVERNMENT/UNQUALIFIED POLITICIANS 277.1%
14 ECONOMY 246.3%
15 BUDGET DEFICIT/FAILURE TO BALANCE BUDGET/NATIONAL DEBT 41.1%
16 OIL/ENERGY CRISIS 00.0%
17 HEALTH CARE/HIGH MEDICAL COSTS/MEDICARE INCREASE 154.0%
18 UNEMPLOYMENT/LOW WAGES/RECESSION 92.4%
19 POVERTY/HUNGER/STARVATION/HOMELESSNESS 102.6%
20 INFLATION/HIGH PRICES/DEVALUATION OF DOLLAR 00.0%
21 HIGH COST OF BORROWING/INTEREST RATES 00.0%
22 TAXES/HIGH TAXES/IRS 51.3%
23 TRADE DEFICIT/BALANCE OF PAYMENTS/EXCESSIVE IMPORTING 20.5%
24 INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS/TECH BEHIND 10.3%
25 FOREIGN TRADE/TRADE POLICY 61.6%
26 MIDDLE EAST 41.1%
27 IRAQ/SADDAM HUSSEIN/INVASION OF KUWAIT 30.8%
28 RELATIONS WITH SOVIET UNION 00.0%
29 PEACE/WORLD PEACE 00.0%
30 DEFENSE SECURITY/NATIONAL SECURITY 51.3%
31 NUCLEAR WAR/NUCLEAR THREAT/FREEZE/FALLOUT 20.5%
32 ARMS CONTROL 00.0%
33 OTHER DOMESTIC PROBLEMS 195.0%
34 OTHER FOREIGN POLICY/INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS/GLOBAL ECONOMY 164.2%
35 WAR/THREAT OF WAR 30.8%
36 SAVINGS AND LOAN CRISIS 00.0%
37 WELFARE/TOO MUCH WELFARE 20.5%
38 RACISM/UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES/PREJUDICE 92.4%
39 FOREIGN RELATIONS 30.8%
40 FOREIGN AID/TOO MUCH SENT TO OTHER COUNTRIES 00.0%
41 OVERPOPULATION 10.3%
42 FAMILY RELATIONS/DETERIORATION OF FAMILY STRUCTURE 82.1%
43 CHILD ABUSE 00.0%
44 AGRICULTURE/PLIGHT OF FARMERS 00.0%
45 GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR 133.4%
46 YOUTH/YOUTH GANGS 20.5%
47 GREED/TOO MANY GREEDY PEOPLE 00.0%
48 TEENAGE PREGNANCY/SEX 00.0%
49 LESS INFLUENCE ON OTHER GOVTS/DON'T LIKE PEACE MAKER ROLE 30.8%
50 IMMIGRATION/TOO MANY FOREIGNERS MOVING TO THE USA 20.5%
51 LENIENCY FOR CRIMINALS/TOO EASY ON FELONS AND CROOKS 10.3%
52 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COUNTRIES 00.0%
Missing Data
2 DK 41.1%
3 REFUSED 10.3%
Total 379 100%

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Based upon 374 valid cases out of 379 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 66-67 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 2 , 3

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1998.

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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.