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Source: Health Care Priorities: December 2003

 

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=603)

 

 

Dec-03

ECONOMY (NET)

28

The economy

16

Unemployment

7

Poverty/homelessness

5

Rising gas/fuel prices

*

WAR/FOREIGN POLICY (NET)

28

War with Iraq

12

War (general)

11

Foreign policy/Foreign relations

2

World peace/Peace in the Middle East

1

Middle East crisis

*

HEALTH CARE (NET)

14

Health care/health care reform

7

Medicare

3

Health insurance

2

Prescription drug costs too high

1

TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY (NET)

8

Terrorism/Sept. 11 attacks

4

National security

3

War on terrorism

1

TAXES/BUDGET (NET)

7

National budget/deficit

4

Taxes/tax reform

3

Reduce government spending

1

EDUCATION (NET)

6

CRIME (NET)

4

Crime/violence

2

Drug problems

1

OTHER GOVERNMENT ISSUES (NET)

7

Honesty in government

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 1,206 adults ages 18 and older was interviewed by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between December 3 and December 7, 2003.

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