Inflation Top Problem Facing Country Today

The public views inflation as the top problem facing the United States – and no other concern comes close, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted April 25-May 1 among 5,074 U.S. adults. 

Seven-in-ten Americans view inflation as a very big problem for the country, followed by the affordability of health care (55%) and violent crime (54%).

The same survey also found that two years into the coronavirus pandemic, only 19% of Americans rate the coronavirus outbreak as a very big problem for the country, the lowest share out of 12 issues included in the survey. 

In June 2020, in the early stages of the outbreak, 58% rated it as a very big problem, placing it among the top concerns at the time.