According to a Gallup poll, Americans have listed the U.S. government as the nation’s biggest problem for the seventh time.
The poll which was originally published on Tuesday showed that 19 percent of respondents consider the government to be the top problem faced by the nation this year. Around 16 percent of respondents considered the high cost of living and inflation to be the top problem, while 12 percent noted that the economy was the top problem faced by the nation.
Other problems that respondents noted as important related to immigration, COVID-19, race relations, crime and unification. Each of these problems got around 4 to 6 percent of the votes.
Along partisan lines, around 25 percent of registered Republican respondents consider the U.S. government to be the most important problem in the country. Around 18 percent of registered Democrat respondents also consider that to be the top problem. Sixteen percent of registered independent respondents similarly responded that the U.S. government was the top problem.
This is the seventh time in the past decades that the U.S. government has appeared to be the top problem in the poll.
According to the poll, around 18 percent of respondents also noted that they were happy with the direction of the country. This is around 9 percentage points lower than last year’s percentage.