In the survey…the polling firm asked Americans about the country’s top problems and then listed those issues that were “mentioned by at least 3% of respondents.”
Nineteen percent of respondents cited “government” as the problem, making it the top issue of concern. In second place came “immigration,” cited by 16% of the respondents. However, when broken down politically, 29% of Republicans said immigration is a problem but only 7% of Democrats said the same.
Gallup states, “The government has commonly been cited in recent years as the most important problem facing the country, with the problem having received or been tied for the most mentions — 22 times in the last 24 months.”
Topics of less concern for Americans include “unifying the country (which 8% believe is a problem), unemployment/jobs (which 3% believe is a problem) and “gun control” (again, a topic that only 3% of respondents believe is a problem).
Five percent also said healthcare was the top problem.