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Q2_2: BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING THE COUNTRY TODAY

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 OTHER 00.0%
4 NONE 00.0%
5 DRUG ABUSE 71.8%
6 CRIME/VIOLENCE/HATE CRIMES/KILLINGS IN SCHOOLS 112.9%
7 EDUCATION-IMPROVING OUR SCHOOLS 369.5%
8 PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY - SOCIAL SECURITY 10.3%
9 AIDS 00.0%
10 ABORTION 00.0%
11 ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY/POLLUTION 112.9%
12 ETHICS IN SOCIETY/MORAL DECLINE/LACK OF RELIGION 154.0%
13 DISSATISFACTION WITH GOVERNMENT/UNQUALIFIED POLITICIANS 236.1%
14 ECONOMY 143.7%
15 BUDGET DEFICIT/FAILURE TO BALANCE BUDGET/NATIONAL DEBT 10.3%
16 OIL/ENERGY CRISIS 10.3%
17 HEALTH CARE/HIGH MEDICAL COSTS/MEDICARE INCREASE 174.5%
18 UNEMPLOYMENT/LOW WAGES/RECESSION 154.0%
19 POVERTY/HUNGER/STARVATION/HOMELESSNESS 82.1%
20 INFLATION/HIGH PRICES/DEVALUATION OF DOLLAR 10.3%
21 HIGH COST OF BORROWING/INTEREST RATES 20.5%
22 TAXES/HIGH TAXES/IRS 10.3%
23 TRADE DEFICIT/BALANCE OF PAYMENTS/EXCESSIVE IMPORTING 20.5%
24 INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS/TECH BEHIND 00.0%
25 FOREIGN TRADE/TRADE POLICY 41.1%
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 20.5%
31 NUCLEAR WAR/NUCLEAR THREAT/FREEZE/FALLOUT 30.8%
32 ARMS CONTROL 00.0%
33 OTHER DOMESTIC PROBLEMS 225.8%
34 OTHER FOREIGN POLICY/INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS/GLOBAL ECONOMY 174.5%
35 WAR/THREAT OF WAR 30.8%
36 SAVINGS AND LOAN CRISIS 10.3%
37 WELFARE/TOO MUCH WELFARE 10.3%
38 RACISM/UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES/PREJUDICE 133.4%
39 FOREIGN RELATIONS 30.8%
40 FOREIGN AID/TOO MUCH SENT TO OTHER COUNTRIES 00.0%
41 OVERPOPULATION 00.0%
42 FAMILY RELATIONS/DETERIORATION OF FAMILY STRUCTURE 30.8%
43 CHILD ABUSE 00.0%
44 AGRICULTURE/PLIGHT OF FARMERS 10.3%
45 GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR 82.1%
46 YOUTH/YOUTH GANGS 00.0%
47 GREED/TOO MANY GREEDY PEOPLE 10.3%
48 TEENAGE PREGNANCY/SEX 00.0%
49 LESS INFLUENCE ON OTHER GOVTS/DON'T LIKE PEACE MAKER ROLE 10.3%
50 IMMIGRATION/TOO MANY FOREIGNERS MOVING TO THE USA 10.3%
51 LENIENCY FOR CRIMINALS/TOO EASY ON FELONS AND CROOKS 00.0%
52 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COUNTRIES 00.0%
Missing Data
. - 51.3%
Total 379 100%

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Based upon 374 valid cases out of 379 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 68-69 (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.