As Election Day approaches, here’s a look at voters’ issue priorities, based mainly on a Pew Research Center survey conducted Oct. 10-16.
Abortion has risen as an election issue for Latinos, with a majority saying it should be legal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue.
There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.
While the economy remains the dominant issue in this fall’s midterm elections, the issue of abortion has increased markedly in importance. More voters continue to view their midterm vote as an expression of opposition to Joe Biden than support for him. But across both parties, more voters now say Biden is not much of a factor in their vote.
A large majority of Americans (78%) say tensions between China and Taiwan are at least a somewhat serious problem for the United States.
Americans are divided over U.S. role globally and whether international engagement can solve problems
There are differences by age in Americans’ attitudes about whether the U.S. should focus more on domestic problems or be more globally active.
Many U.S. adults describe cyberattacks from other countries (71%) and the spread of misinformation online (70%) as major threats to the U.S.
32% of Black adults said they worried every day or almost every day that they might be threatened or attacked because of their race or ethnicity.
Seven-in-ten Americans view inflation as a very big problem for the country, followed by the affordability of health care and violent crime.
71% of Republican voters say their vote for Congress is “against Biden.”