American citizens are more concerned about healthcare than any other area, survey finds

By Catherine Sturman
Research company Gallup has recently found that US citizens are more concerned about healthcare than any other issue the country is presently facing. I...

Research company Gallup has recently found that US citizens are more concerned about healthcare than any other issue the country is presently facing.

In a recent survey, 55% have expressed increasing personal worries regarding the availability and affordably of healthcare.

Whilst crime and violence, federal spending and gun control followed closely behind, scoring 51%, concerns surrounding drug use, homelessness, social security and terrorism scored lower.

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It is the fifth year that healthcare has remained at the top of US concerns and has also been a significant area of concern for over a decade for the country.

It is no surprise with President Trump’s endeavour to remove Obamacare, which increased concerns for many low-income families and those with complex healthcare needs.

The survey has highlighted that Democrats are more concerned surrounding impending changes to the healthcare sector (72%) than their Republican counterparts, (39%). Independents came in at 52%.

Additionally, concerns surrounding the state of the economy, including unemployment has decreased considerably since 2010, moving from 59% to 23% respectively. Concerns surrounding the economy has decreased from 70% in 2010 to 34% in 2018.

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