Fresno, CA – While immigration, terrorism and crime are concerns for Americans, healthcare costs far outweigh those concerns in a recent study.
Monmouth University in New Jersey polled just over 800 Americans in mid-January and found that 25 percent of respondents, more than 10 percent above the next topic, feel that Healthcare costs are what they most fear. The next most concerning topics in the poll were ‘Job Security, Unemployment’ (14%) and ‘Everyday Bills’ (12%).
“Two years ago in this study, healthcare was clumped together with job security and daily bills, but now healthcare has emerged as the most pressing concern,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.
Murray went on to say, ““It’s important to note that there are no significant partisan differences in how Americans see their own financial situation. However, they do view the government’s impact on their personal circumstances through a partisan lens.”
Just 27% of Americans say that the federal government has helped with their family’s top concern while 37% say government actions over the past few years have actually hurt their ability to deal with this concern. Another 34% say that the federal government has had no real impact either way on their family’s top concern. Opinion of Washington’s impact has improved slightly from two years ago, when just 14% of Americans said the federal government’s actions helped with their family’s top concern and nearly half (47%) said Washington made things worse.
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