As America prepares to usher a new President into the White House, the world seems to hold their breath in anticipation of Inauguration Day. Many have dreamt of the day Obama would be forced to exit his position of power. Others, however, fear how a Trump presidency translates into their own lives. Regardless of personal hopes, fears, and expectations, certain issues have earned a position of top priority among Americans — regardless of political affiliation.

Days prior to the 2016 election, the Pew Research Center conducted a study on registered voters, and discovered that 84% expressed the economy to be an issue of high priority. Terrorism sits as the second most crucial issue, with 80% saying it would influence their ballot. According to the study, this is a drastic increase from when Obama assumed office, and at the time, only 68% cited terrorism as an issue of top priority.

Additionally, the topic of foreign policy, health care, gun policy and immigration concern less than 76% of participating subjects, and 65% expressed future Supreme Court Nominees as an area of concern. Social issues such as abortion and treatment of the LGBT community, sit right under the 50% mark.

 

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This weekend marks a milestone in our nation’s history as the title “Commander in Chief” is transferred from President Obama to President-Elect Trump. As a new administration enters office, the first few days will be indicative of how these top issues will be addressed throughout the duration of his term.

Are the economy and terrorism the most important issues for you? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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