American Public Losing Some Interest in Economic Issues
Economics & Politics
The authors of Pew's latest report state that this is due to "public’s improving economic outlook". Understandably, issues that are perceived to be going in to the right direction get less attention. The overall decline in priority for economic issues began well before incumbent President Donald Trump took office in 2017. From 2013 onwards, all three issues have taken a dip overall.
This chart shows the share of respondents who say following issues should be a top priority for the President and Congress (in percent)