Washington, DC, May 20, 2021 – President Biden’s approval rating remains stable this week, and Americans are most concerned about the economy, discrimination, and public health.
The economy (20%) remains a top concern for Americans, followed by inequality and discrimination (10%). After that, Americans are divided between public health, the health care system, and immigration (all 9%).
The economy (18%) continues to be the top issue for Democrats, followed by inequality and discrimination (16%). Republicans are also most concerned about the economy (25%) but believe immigration (18%) is more important than inequality (5%). Independents also believe the economy (18%) is most important, with their second priority being crime or corruption (13%).
President Biden’s approval rating holds steady at 56%.
President Biden continues to benefit from near-universal approval among his Democratic base (90%). Independents remain split on Biden (54%), while Republicans mainly disapprove of him (only 20% approve).
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between May 19-20, 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 468 Democrats, 361 Republicans, and 100 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 ± 5.2 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.9 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 11.2 percentage points for independents.
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