Inflation, Immigration Rank Among Top U.S. Issue Concerns

by Kevin Johnson


A Gallup poll shows some trends that may have an impact on the 2024 presidential election. Americans have grown more anxious about immigration and terrorism over the past year. With the inflation rate down from 2023, public concern about that issue has eased. Nevertheless, more Americans still say they worry about inflation than any of other issues.

"Gallup finds a slightly different rank-order of concerns with its `most important problem facing this country' question. For the second straight month, immigration leads Americans’ unprompted answers about what most ails the nation, with inflation also figuring prominently."

As usual, interpreting the polling results is a complex task. For a detailed analysis, click the Gallup link above.

Hat tip to Nolan Rappaport for passing this polling news.

This post originally appeared on Immigration Prof Blog Reprinted with permission.


About The Author


Kevin Johnson
is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award.
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