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Americans surveyed by USA TODAY/Suffolk University see a mental health crisis in the country.

The majority of Suffolk University/USA TODAY polls reveal that the public has split on a number of questions we ask. partisan lines. Democrats are yin and Republicans are yang.

The legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election, COVID-19 solutions, what happened last Jan. 6, theIt is possible to predict the role parents play in education, government spending, etc. by just knowing your party affiliation.

In this poll, I wanted to test the partisanDivide, if possible, on theissue of mental health.

For government action, bipartisan unity is needed mental health was even higher than I could have anticipated – quite frankly, I haven’t seen bipartisanship like this on a major issue in a long time.

In this week’s national poll of registered voters, 80% of Republicans, 91% of Democrats, and 93% of Independents said that there is a mental healthKrise theUnited States. I deliberately used the word “crisis” in this question to only capture respondents who felt that our country’s mental health situation was in dire straits – not just those who considered it another issue among many. Yet… theResponse in theThe poll was overwhelming.

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Across party lines, the Suffolk/USA TODAY poll tells a story of despair felt by Americans who just don’t know when theThe madness of COVID is over.

A majority (51%) of respondents said so in December 2020 theU.S. would get “back to normal”From anywhere in the world “a few months”10% “by the end of next year,” (41%). A few months have elapsed. theEnd of “next year”2021 is over, and we’re still here. 2021’s end was marked by theOmicron variants running rampant. It is a dramatic shift from optimism towards pessimism. theA recent survey found that almost two-thirds of respondents (65%) believe we will return to normal. “in a few years”Or “never.”

Registered voters are tired of being governed by the government. the pandemic that over one in five of them (22%) would support a six-week worldwide shutdown to end thePandemics must be stopped once and for all. This policy is almost certain to be impossible to enforce. theWorld economy, and have almost noThere is a chance that it will happen. This number rose sharply among those earning less than $50,000 per annum, and also among Democrats (37%), as well as Black respondents (44%).

Red flags the GOP:USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll – Red flags for theGOP theBiden’s midterms: Leadership

Additional strain the mindset of Americans is that people aren’t feeling theA good economy can bring love despite record-breaking growth in employment, wages, and household assets. They feel instead theAt the end of it all, pain thePump and at theSkyrocketing grocery store prices A majority of registered voters (36%), believe that our economy is in trouble. “stagnation,” an increase from last year’s poll (27%).

It all comes down to theEconomy: 71% of respondents were more worried about inflation than they were about jobs (24% vs. 24%). You don’t have to be an economist to know that stagnation + inflation = stagflation. You’ve also experienced stagflation. the 1970’s I can assure you it was not a pretty picture, with inflation hitting 13.3%. Simply put: theThe economy was not functioning.

The Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll also addressed theissue of guns. 59% of voters believe that poverty is a problem. mental healthPublic shootings in schools and stores are primarily due to poor care; 75% attribute this to poverty mental healthSuicide prevention is a priority. According to the Gun Violence Archive, theYear 2021 the highest amount of gun deaths – excluding suicides – since they have been reporting these statistics.

You can see why the majority of voters think we are in trouble with a grim COVID outlook, high gun deaths and a dysfunctional market. mental healthToday is a crisis. There seems to be no way out.

Paleologos:According to city polls, Black Americans and white Americans are divided on how they want to be treated differently

It is possible for politicians to approach this issue more effectively. It seems. theThe political party that will have the most success in the coming elections will be theConnecting is the best way to connect theDots linking mental healthCOVID refers to economic strains and violence.

The party that is focused on mental healthStatistically, there is no risk. Our Democratic and Republican members have a rare opportunity to unite like they did in the past with the poll numbers. thePassing of theCivil Rights Act of 1964; The Endangered Species Act of 2003; Social Security Reform in 1983. theAmericans with Disabilities Act of 90.

Recognizing that there is an alternative to the traditional way of doing things has become a necessity. mental healthAmerica’s crisis: To take bold steps to resolve it

David Paleologos, director of theSuffolk University Political Research Center