States are nearly unanimous in considering COVID-19 the top problem that the nation faces. But there’s no consensus on the next biggest issue, according to a new survey by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers.
The map below shows the percentage of citizens in each state who view COVID-19 as the top problem facing the country right now. COVID-19 was the top concern in every state but Alaska, where it was second to climate change.
Percentage of Americans saying that COVID-19 is the most important problem facing the country today
While most agree about the threat the pandemic continues to pose, states were much more divided on what else ails the nation. The next map shows which issue placed second in each state.
Second most important problem facing the country today
Crime and Violence
Below, use the dropdown menu to explore how opinions on the nation’s biggest obstacles differ across age group, political party and racial identification.