April 25, 2017

Public attitudes about the debt are the lowest since the November 2016 election, according to the April Fiscal Confidence Index. Fully three-quarters of voters (75%) agree that the national debt should be among the President and Congress’s top three priorities, including over two-thirds of Democrats (68%), three in four Independents (76%), and 82% of Republicans.

PGPF President and CEO Michael A. Peterson commented on this month's results:

“Americans are calling on policymakers to include the national debt in the legislative agenda. As we debate a series of major policy reforms, voters also want lawmakers to prioritize getting our fiscal house in order — they understand that addressing the national debt is an essential part of improving our economic outlook.”

Launched in 2012, the Fiscal Confidence Index measures public opinion about America's national debt and the economy. See the full results for April, and read this month's press release, which includes the survey questions and polling response breakdowns.


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