A new Gallup Poll came out last week asking what the "most important problem" in the U.S. is.
Here are the results in a nutshell:
- Economy in General - 23%
- Unemployment/Jobs - 19%
- Healthcare - 11%
- Government/Congressmen/Politicians - 10%
- Federal Deficit -8%
- Ethics/Moral/Religious/Family Decline; Dishonesty - 7%
- Poor Leadership/The President/Corruption/Abuse of Power -6%
- Immigration - 6%
- Education - 5%
Here are the results broken down by demographic group:
Education is dead last? Woo hoo! Right?
My feelings are mixed on the results of this poll. While it is good that education is not perceived as a "major problem," I feel that education relates to all of the other concerns on the list. At the very least education has a direct impact on the top two concerns - the economy and unemployment/jobs.
I'm glad education is not seen as our biggest problem. However, if the country gave education more attention and placed a greater emphasis on its importance, then maybe we can help those other categories become less of an issue.
Off my soapbox...