Poll: Economy Still Top Priority, While Inflation Worries Rise and Covid Fears Fade

Poll: Economy Still Top Priority, While Inflation Worries Rise and Covid Fears Fade


The U.S. economy is the top priority for Americans, with inflation worries rising and pandemic-related fears waning, a poll released Monday showed.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans mention the economy in some way when asked an open-ended question about the top five priorities for the government to work on in 2022, according to a year-end poll taken by the Associated Press. Just 37 percent cited the virus, down from 53 percent a year earlier.

Mentions of inflation are up to 14 percent from one percent a year ago. Mentions of the cost of living jumped to 24 percent from 12 percent last year.

The AP reports:

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