Economic issues top Americans’ list of major concerns, far outpacing abortion, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.
Among the respondents, 63% listed inflation, gas prices, the economy and everyday bills/groceries as the top concern for their families, according to the poll. Abortion and reproductive rights were the top concern for only 5%.
Guns, health care costs and job security/unemployment ranked next, all three at 3%.
Biggest concern via Monmouth poll:
15% gas prices
3% health care
2% tuition costs
1% civil rights
1% climate change
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The poll was conducted from June 23 to 27 and surveyed a sample of 978 adults. The respondents were contacted through the phone for a live interview. The poll has a sampling error of 3.1%.
Inflation was the highest ranked concern for Americans, at 33%. The same poll conducted in December found 14% ranking inflation as their highest concern. (RELATED: Biden Administration Seems Content With High Gas Prices As Americans’ Wallets Take A Hit)
The poll also showed President Biden’s approval numbers slipping even lower. Of those polled, 58% said they disapproved of Biden’s job as president, while only 36% approved.
A Cygnal study conducted in June corroborates Monmouth’s findings that Americans care most about economic issues. Of the voters polled, 62% said the high cost of living/inflation, the economy in general and crime/violence were the most important issues to them.