What is the most important problem facing the nation today? For the first time since 2009, unemployment has dropped out of the top two spots, replaced by concerns about the economy in general and the federal budget deficit in particular.(from cnsnews.com)
The economy and unemployment had ranked as the top two concerns each month since December 2009.
In third place on January's "most important problem list" is dissatisfaction with government, followed by unemployment.
Only four percent of Americans named guns and gun control as the nation's top problem, the same as in last month's survey, which followed the mass shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
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