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What Worries Americans Most About The Future?

Posted Jul 12, 2013 at 8:49 AM by Maurice Berger

What worries Americans the most about the future? A New survey by Gallup reports that "economic issues dominate Americans' concerns about the nation's future. Americans say the economy (17%) is their greatest worry or concern for the future of the United States, followed by the federal debt (11%). 5% or more also mention jobs and international wars and conflicts." Here is Gallup's chart:

Americans' Top Worry for the Future

American More Concerned About Civil Liberties Than Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Posted May 27, 2013 at 8:20 AM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Time/CNN reports that Americans say they are more concerned about the restriction to civil liberties from the US government enacting new anti-terrorism policies (61%) than they are concerned about the government failing to enact strong new anti-terrorism policies (31%). CNN/Time also notes that "concerns about government encroachment on civil liberties, however, have grown in recent years, despite the Boston attacks. When asked if they would be willing to give up some civil liberties if that were necessary to curb terrorism, 49% of Americans said they were not willing, compared to 40% who were willing. A poll by the Los Angeles Times in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics bombing asked the same question, and found resistance from only 23% of the country."