Misreading a Gallup poll to infer that most Americans don’t think the issue of guns is important

Pat Cunningham

The Gallup organization recently conducted a poll in which this question was posed to a cross-section of American adults:

“What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?”

The responses were in this order:

Economy in general                                      24%

Unemployment/Jobs                                    18%

Dissatisfaction with Government               16%

Federal budget deficit/Federal debt           11%

Healthcare                                                         6%

Ethical/Moral/Family decline                       5%

Immigration/Illegal aliens                             4%

Education                                                           4%

Guns/Gun control                                             4%

Situation with North Korea                             4%

Lack of Money                                                    3%

Welfare                                                                 2%

Lack of respect for each other                          2%

Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness                      2%

Foreign aid/Focus overseas                              2%

Taxes                                                                      2%

Notice, ...

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