The National Debt Affects Our Ability to Address Key Priorities

Jun 11, 2019

Americans care deeply about the future of our country. Amid the debate over national priorities, one thing is certain: Fiscal sustainability is critical to meeting our challenges over the long term — it represents the foundation for our ability to address the needs and ambitions of our society.

In a new poll, Americans overwhelmingly agree that managing our debt is a key part of our ability to address a range of complex, interconnected challenges affecting our nation’s future. This infographic shares key takeaways from the results and gives perspective on our fiscal outlook.

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