More Long Islanders felt that "Keeping America safe from terrorism" and defeating ISIS were crucial issues than "making sure that both Medicare and Social Security provide for Americans when they retire" or "creating economic growth that benefits average Americans," according to a Newsday / Siena College poll.
Respondents were asked to rate eight issues as crucial, important, somewhat important, etc. In the charts the "not very important," "not at all important" and Don't know/No opinion" percentages are combined. Here, in descending order, are the results.
The poll of 833 likely voters was conducted between Sept. 14 and 20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. Bar charts via amcharts.
|Crucial issue||Very important but not crucial||Somewhat important||Not important / No opinion|
|Keeping America safe from Terrorism||67%||28%||4%||1%|
|Addressing illegal immigration||34%||34%||22%||9%|
|Protecting the environment||39%||35%||20%||6%|
|Controlling the federal budget deficit||46%||34%||15%||4%|
|Improving race relations||47%||38%||10%||4%|
|Creating economic growth that benefits average Americans||55%||40%||5%||0%|
|Making sure that both Medicare and Social Security provide for Americans when they retire||56%||34%||8%||1%|
And you can read the full crucial issues poll here.