Annual Poll: Americans Again Say Government Is Their Biggest Problem

  • Americans listed the federal government as the top problem facing the country for the seventh year in a row, according to a new poll.
  • Of more than 1,000 respondents, 19% mentioned the government as the top problem with the country, saying they are dissatisfied with “some aspect” of the government, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
  • The government was ranked as more of a problem than inflation and the economy in general, with 16% dissatisfied with inflation and 12% dissatisfied with the economy in general.
  • “Dissatisfaction with the government did not emerge in recent history as one of the top issues facing the nation until 2012. Since 2013 — when the government shutdown caused mentions of the government to surge — it has been the first or second most-cited issue each year,” according to the poll.
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