What is the biggest problem in the US, according to its citizens
In a context of tensions marked by the inflation in the United States the migration crisis and the economy, the Americans affirmed that the biggest problem in the country is the lack of leadership of the Democratic president, Joe Biden. The results were published last week. gallupa Washington DC-based company popular for its public opinion polls around the world.
The conclusions of the analysis, which cover the beginning of the 118th legislature of Congress, show a complicated panorama for the government, that appears as the main problem of the United States. In the following statements, inflation was the second most cited, with 15%.
Also, amid immigration measures in some border cities to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing, this theme rose three percentage points to 11%. “Mentions of the economy in general fell six points, to 10%, the lowest reading in a year,” he says. gallup on your website.
Americans participated in the survey from January 2 to 22.. In this way, the conclusions shown by the study also extend to more recent incidents, such as votes in the House of Representatives, as well as the leak of classified documents from the previous administration, the same ones that were found in the office of President Joe Biden. “Mentions of the government as the nation’s main problem rose six points this month, to 21%. Biden’s job approval ratings (41%) and Congress’s (21%) remained stable,” the analysis adds.
In general, the issue of government becomes significant, regardless of the partisan leanings of Americans. According to the poll, this is the main problem for both Republicans and independents with this tendency (with 24%), as well as Democrats and independents with this tendency (with 18%).
18% of Republicans see inflation and immigration as worrisome. While, for the Democrats, behind the government appear mentions of inflation with 11%, the economy in general and race relations.
On the other hand, economic confidence and work had stable percentages, but worsened when compared to last year.
the survey of gallup tracks the general perception of Americans about the country’s economy, which it divides into ratings of excellent, good, fair, or poor. They are also asked if they think the economy is getting better or worse.
As a result, more than four in five Americans rate the economic situation fair (38%), 45% view it as poor, and very few rate it as excellent (2%) or good (15%). The additional problem is that 72% perceive that it is getting worse. In contrast to the 22% who see her improve and the 4% who think she is running her course.
Among other points, there was a positive response about the labor market. 64% believe that it is a good time to find a quality job in the country. This is eight points lower than the January 2022 reading.
Also, although the unemployment rate remains low, gallup stresses that recent layoffs in the tech sector could have an effect on views on the labor market and the economy in general in the following months.