by Ryan Streeter on March 24, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.
A recent Pew survey should serve as a tribute to Paul Ryan’s multi-year effort to draw attention to our nation’s debt and deficit troubles.
The percentages of Americans naming jobs and the economy as priorities have remained constant over the past 4 years, but the percentage of people naming the deficit has risen considerably:
Unfortunately, the message about the drivers of our fiscal problems – entitlement programs – still hasn’t sunk in. More Americans want to keep Medicare and Social Security as they are than tackle the deficit: