Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem

Gun Industry ConnecticutCNS News – by Michael James

Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.

In its poll from Apr. 4-7,  Gallup surveyed 1,005 adults by telephone and asked, “What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?”  

Respondents answered in the following order:


Economy in general                                      24%

Unemployment/Jobs                                     18%

Dissatisfaction with Government                16%

Federal budget deficit/Federal debt             11%

Healthcare                                                     6%

Ethical/Moral/Family decline                            5%

Immigration/Illegal aliens                                4%

Education                                                       4%

Guns/Gun control                                            4%

Situation with North Korea                              4%

Lack of Money                                                  3%

Welfare                                                            2%

Lack of respect for each other                         2%

Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness                        2%

Foreign aid/Focus overseas                              2%

Taxes                                                                 2%


Despite the Obama administration’s strong push for more gun control legislation, few Americans are concerned about the issue.

As Gallup reports, “Few Americans mention guns or immigration as the most important problems facing the nation today, despite the current attention lawmakers in Washington are giving to these issues. The economy still dominates as the top concern, followed by jobs and dissatisfaction with the general way in which Congress and the government work.”

These data “underscore the prominence of economic issues in Americans’ minds,” said Gallup.

2 thoughts on “Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem

  1. Hey, will you look at that. Unemployment and jobs are the second most important problems in America today. Imagine that!

    Hey, Obama, what happened to all of those jobs and the bullshit speeches you gave for an entire year during your campaign? I think Romney did the same thing. I haven’t heard a peep out of you about jobs since you illegally became president for the second time. It’s all about guns guns and gun control! Talk about a 180.

    Jobs and the economy, Dear Leader. Get with the program. Not gun control and amnesty for illegals, gay rights and UN world government. Don’t see that listed on there, do you?

    Notice how all of the things that people care very little about are the only things that Obama is focusing on, while the important things that people care a lot about, he ignores. Typical. He’s already destroyed jobs and the economy, so now he’s just trying to destroy everything else.

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