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Published: Mar 30, 2022 4 min read
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Between COVID-19, climate change and political division... there's a lot for us to worry about. But inflation, which recently hit a 40-year high, has quickly become one of the country's top concerns.

Nearly one in five (17%) Americans say inflation is the most important problem facing the country today, according to new Gallup poll. Inflation ranks as the top economic concern of those surveyed, and it's now the second biggest worry overall.

The country's most important problem, according to the poll, is more routinely up at the top of the list: It's "government/poor leadership," selected by 22% of people.