60% Say Economy Very Important Voting Issue; 53% Say Same About COVID and Election Integrity

In terms of how they will vote, 60% of voters say the economy is Very Important. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 53% say the same about COVID and Election integrity.

Lagging behind in voter priorities are Gun Laws (49%), Climate Change (45%), Economic Inequality (39%), and the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol (38%).

Among these issues, COVID, Climate Change, and the events of January 6 are most important for Democrats.

For Republicans, the top issues are the Economy, Election Integrity, and COVID.

Among Independent voters, the Economy comes out on top. It is followed by Gun Laws, COVID, and Climate Change.


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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


In terms of how you will vote, please let me know how important each of the following issues is:

The economy

60%    Very important

29%    Somewhat important

4%    Not very important

1%    Not at all important

6%    Not sure


53%    Very important

27%    Somewhat important

10%    Not very important

4%    Not at all important

6%    Not sure

Election integrity

53%    Very important

25%    Somewhat important

8%    Not very important

5%    Not at all important

8%    Not sure

Gun laws

49%    Very important

31%    Somewhat important

8%    Not very important

6%    Not at all important

7%     Not sure

Climate change

45%    Very important

30%    Somewhat important

9%    Not very important

10%    Not at all important

5%    Not sure

The January 6th assault on U.S. Capitol

38%    Very important

25%    Somewhat important

12%    Not very important

13%    Not at all important

11%    Not sure

Economic inequality

39%    Very important

33%    Somewhat important

11%    Not very important

8%    Not at all important

7%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 4-7, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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