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What Do People Care About?

Gallup has published some new data this week in which Americans were asked to share their biggest concerns. No. 1? Government … Twenty-one percent of respondents to this open-ended question listed dissatisfaction with government/ politicians as their top concern.  That ranked ahead of the economy (18 percent), employment (16 percent),…

Gallup has published some new data this week in which Americans were asked to share their biggest concerns.

No. 1? Government …

Twenty-one percent of respondents to this open-ended question listed dissatisfaction with government/ politicians as their top concern.  That ranked ahead of the economy (18 percent), employment (16 percent), health care (16 percent) and the national debt (8 percent).

Obviously a compelling case can be made that broader economic woes and concern over individual employment are both “economic” issues (which would make the economy the runaway No. 1 issue), but still: The Gallup data is another damning indictment of America’s lack of faith in its “leaders.”

What does America not care about? The wealth gap (4 percent), education (4 percent), foreign policy (3 percent) and immigration (3 percent).

What’s also telling about these numbers?

A year ago, only four percent of Americans listed health care as their No. 1 area of concern – a number that has quadrupled over the last twelve months.  According to Gallup’s pollsters, this is “likely related to highly visible problems with the rollout of the 2010 healthcare law.”

Anyway, to view the Gallup data for yourself (including survey methodology, etc.), click here …

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16 comments

GrandTango January 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Why do you think Obama’s approval numbers are so low???

And why does FITS talk about ANYTHING but the Obama Administration???….

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Cher January 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

’cause he’s got you Babe.

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Smirks January 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Now that the ACA is in full swing for the most part, other concerns are flooding to the front. Too bad Republicans still want to focus on Obamacare this year.

Maybe the concern over government stems from the shutdown and near miss with the debt ceiling? Nah, couldn’t be. Further to the right! Further to the right!

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GrandTango January 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Focusing on an effort against Obamacare is SERVING the people. It’s hated even more as it becomes more and more of a disaster…..It’s kind of a difficult concept for hateful, bigoted liberals like you and and Obama to grasp…

I don’t think tone deaf @$$-holes like you and Obama will get it until the people come out and show you at the polls, in Nov. 2014. Without a racist god on the ballot, I doubt the multiple voters, criminals and illegals will have so much influence on the outcome of the election, as they did in Nov. 2012…

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idcydm January 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm

“In full swing”, not even close, nice try though.

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The Unknown Comic January 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

He probably meant in full “schwing”, as most of us will be taking it up the ass.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

A Gong Show contestant making a Wayne’s World reference.

Good times.

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The Unknow Comic January 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I’m cross generational.

On the weekend I’m also a cross dresser.
*gong*

So do you think Barris was a CIA asset?

pragmatist January 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Healthcare.gov = 100% NOT SECURE … and getting worse. Wow, sounds worthy of our concern with this Government Snafu whether left or right of center.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I care about erectile dysfunction. No, I don’t have it, not yet anyway, but a my age, I certainly care about it.

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Obamacare to the rescue January 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

What are you worried about? Obamacare has got your back. The young people are going to be paying for your penis pumps & Viagra until the whole show blows up. (HT to Kimmel)

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2014/01/15/jimmy-kimmel-savages-obamacare-and-uninformed-young-people-who-suppor

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9" January 17, 2014 at 2:14 am

they will also be receiving the benefits.you ain’t been around much,huh?
plenty of young people have,what they call,’daddy issues’…
‘it’s a sick world.i’m a lucky guy’

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9" January 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I have a 77-year old boyfriend who is amazingly studly,and it looks like a 24 oz tallboy,when erect.Don’t worry,man,this is 2014.

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ManBango January 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

Nice to hear you & GrandTango are happy! He doesn’t look a day over 76, by the way. Congrats!

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euwe max January 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

sex, money, toys.

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SparkleCity January 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

My number one concern is no BS tax reform/overhaul.

Looks like that ain’t on the radar whatsoever…………………

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