Washington, DC, July 1, 2021 – The economy remains the top concern for Americans. Meanwhile, President Biden’s approval is at 51% this week.
Americans continue to note the economy (22%) as the most pressing issue today. This is followed by immigration (10%), crime or corruption (9%), and health care (8%).
Concerns about the economy remain strong across party lines, as it continues to be the most important for Democrats, Republicans, and independents. From there, the parties are divided on the second most important issue, with Republicans indicating immigration (18%), Democrats indicating inequality and discrimination (13%), and independents indicating healthcare (13%) as the second most cited concern.
Just over half of Americans (51%) indicate they currently approve of President Biden’s job performance. Biden’s approval rating has softened about five percentage points since the start of his administration.
President Biden’s approval among partisans remain stable with high ratings from Democrats and low ratings from Republicans. Support among independents has shifted in the last few weeks, declining by an average of ten to fifteen percent.
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between June 30-July 1, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 1,004 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 437 Democrats, 372 Republicans, and 115 independents. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. The poll also has a credibility interval of ± 5.3 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.8 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.4 percentage points for independents.
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