By Lydia Saad, Gallup
The government and immigration continue to stand apart from other issues when Americans are asked to name the most important problem facing the U.S. These two issues, mentioned in an April 1-9 poll by 23% and 21% of U.S. adults, respectively, are the only ones cited by more than one in 10 Americans, as they have been for all but one of the past 13 months.
The lone exception since April 2018 in double-digit mentions outside of government and immigration occurred last November, when 11% of Americans named health care at the same time that 18% mentioned government and 21% immigration.
Today, health care ranks a more distant third at 7%, followed by race relations or racism at 6%. Three issues — the economy, poverty and unifying the country — tie for fifth, all mentioned by 5%.