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Source: Health Care Priorities: April 2004

 

What do you think is the most important problem for the government to address? Is there another problem you think is almost as important for the government to address?

 

Asked of one-half of respondents (n=627)

 

 

Apr-04

ECONOMY (NET)

42

Unemployment

19

The economy

13

Rising gas/fuel prices

6

Poverty/homelessness

4

WAR/FOREIGN POLICY (NET)

27

War/Situation with Iraq

15

War (general)

9

Foreign policy/Foreign relations

2

World peace/Peace in the Middle East

1

TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY (NET)

19

Terrorism/Sept. 11 attacks

9

National security

8

War on terrorism

2

HEALTH CARE (NET)

18

Health care/health care reform

10

Health insurance

3

Prescription drug costs

3

Medicare

2

TAXES/BUDGET (NET)

11

Taxes/tax reform

6

National budget/deficit

4

Reduce government spending

1

EDUCATION (NET)

8

CRIME (NET)

6

Crime/violence

2

Drug problems

2

SOCIAL SECURITY (NET)

3

OTHER GOVERNMENT ISSUES (NET)

7

Honesty in government

1

Size of government is too large

1

Other

5

 

 

Note: Adds up to more than 100 percent because respondents were allowed to give more than one answer.

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: A nationally representative sample of 1,201 adults ages 18 and older was interviewed by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between April 1 and April 5, 2004.

 

 

 

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