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Pew: Americans worry more about international terror than unemployment

Other issues of concern included inflation, healthcare affordability, the ability for parties to work together across the aisle, drug addiction, gun violence and violent crime.

Palestinian fighters in the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 27, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.
Palestinian fighters in the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 27, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Both domestic and international terrorism ranked low on a list of items that concern Americans in a recent Pew Research Center report. But more Americans said that domestic (34%) and international (30%) terrorism are a very big problem as opposed to unemployment (24%).

Democrats and those who lean left were likelier than Republicans and those who lean right to be concerned about domestic terror (41% to 25%), while those numbers flipped, more or less, when it comes to international terrorism, with 36% of Republicans saying it’s a very big problem compared to just 23% of Democrats.

Overall, respondents found other issues much more concerning, including inflation (65%), healthcare affordability (64%), the ability for parties to work together across the aisle (62%), drug addiction (61%), gun violence (60%) and violent crime (59%).

Some of those concerns also divided along partisan lines, with more Democrats than Republicans expressing grave concern about healthcare costs (73% to 54%) and gun violence (81% to 38%), while Republicans were more concerned than Democrats about inflation (77% to 52%), drug addiction (64% to 56%) and violent crime (64% to 52%).

Republicans also worried much more about the federal budget deficit (72% to 39%), state of moral values (69% to 39%) and illegal immigration (70% to 25%), while Democrats were much more concerned about climate change (64% to 14%) and racism (55% to 14%).

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