More Americans worried about the deficit

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:

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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:

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