A new poll of American adults released Thursday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center shows that the economy is not the No. 1 public priority for 2018. Fighting terrorism is No. 1, and No. 2 is improving education.
The percentage of Americans viewing the economy as a top priority is less in 2018 than it was four years ago, when it was at 80 percent, or eight years ago, when it was 83 percent.
There were wide educational gaps on the responses about the importance of several priorities, including reducing crime and strengthening the military.