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Survey Reflects Heightened Focus On Foreign Policy And Immigration For 2024

In a recent AP-NORC poll conducted in December, approximately 40% of U.S. adults identified foreign policy issues among their top concerns for the U.S. government in 2024, with nearly 20% expressing heightened concern about U.S. involvement overseas compared to 5% a year ago.

Israeli-Hamas Conflict Resonates

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Notably, the Israeli-Hamas conflict has contributed to this shift in public sentiment, with 5% mentioning it as a concern, a significant rise from virtually no mentions a year ago. The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine was identified by 4% of respondents.

Foreign Policy is Also a Concern

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Foreign policy has gained importance among both Republicans and Democrats, with 46% of Republicans and 34% of Democrats considering it a focal point. This reflects an increase from 23% for Republicans and 16% for Democrats in the previous year.

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Growing Concerns on Immigration

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Immigration is also on the rise as a bipartisan concern, with 35% expressing worry over it, up from 27% in the previous year. A majority of Republicans (55%) emphasized the need to focus on immigration in 2024, compared to 22% of Democrats, showing an increase from 45% and 14%, respectively, in December 2022.

Government Action on Economic Issues

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Despite these concerns about foreign policy and immigration, the economy remains the dominant issue, with 76% of U.S. adults indicating a desire for the government to address economic issues in 2024.

Republicans Focused on Inflation and Debt

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Both Republicans (85%) and Democrats (65%) prioritize economic matters, but Republicans are more focused on specific economic issues like inflation (41% vs. 22%) and government spending or debt (22% vs. 7%).

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Difference on Economic Policy Priorities

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While the economy remains a central focus for a majority of Americans, the nuanced differences in priorities between Republicans and Democrats reveal the ongoing ideological divides. The emphasis on specific economic issues, such as inflation and government spending, reflects divergent perspectives on policy solutions.

Personal Finance Concerns Have Declined

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The poll also reveals that 30% of U.S. adults listed inflation as a government priority, unchanged from the previous year. Concerns about personal financial issues declined slightly, with 30% mentioning them compared to 37% last year.

Low Confidence About Future

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Looking ahead to personal expectations for 2024, 25% believe it will be a better year than 2023, while 24% expect it to be worse. Confidence in the federal government’s ability to address key problems in 2024 is low, with only 5% expressing extreme or very high confidence.

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Survey Reveals Polarization

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The political landscape remains polarized, with 37% of Republicans expecting a worse year, compared to 20% of independents and 13% of Democrats. Overall, only 5% of U.S. adults are extremely or very confident in the government’s ability to make progress in 2024.

Growing Complexities for Policymakers

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As the nation grapples with diverse concerns ranging from international affairs to economic challenges, the evolving priorities underscore the complexities facing policymakers. The heightened attention to foreign policy and immigration reflects the interconnected nature of global issues, where events abroad can shape domestic priorities.

Skepticism and Discontent Prevail Among Americans

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As the nation navigates the uncertainties of the coming year, the low confidence in the government’s ability to address key problems signals a broader sentiment of skepticism and discontent. The upcoming presidential election, with potential implications for policy direction, adds an additional layer of complexity to the landscape.

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