POLL: 42% of Voters Believe Opioid Crisis is Worsening
According to a Rasmussen poll, 42% of American adults believe the opioid drug crisis has worsened over the last year. Only 18% believe it has improved, whereas 29% believe the opioid problem has stayed roughly the same. An additional 11% are unsure.
The synthetic opioid fentanyl has played a huge role in the rise of drug overdose deaths, which hit a record of approximately 110,000 in the US in 2022. 47% of Americans indicated that the abuse of opioid drugs is a major problem in the area where they live, while 32% indicated that it’s not. An additional 21% are unsure.
Among the Americans who indicated that opioid abuse is a major problem where they live, 52% believe the crisis has worsened over the past year.
52% of Republican voters stated that the abuse of opioid drugs is a major problem in the area where they live, which represents an increase of 37% from last July. 43% of Democrat voters and 47% of independent voters indicated similar views.
31% of Democrat voters, 49% of Republican voters or 47% of independent voters believe the opioid drug crisis has worsened over the last year.
47% of white voters, 39% of black voters, and 50% of other non-black minorities say the abuse of opioid drugs is a major problem in the area where they live. 41% of white voters, 46% of black voters and 44% of other non-white minorities believe the opioid crisis has worsened over the last year.
55% of private sector workers, 46% of government employees, and 39% of retirees believe the abuse of opioid drugs is a major problem in the area where they live.
53% of Americans making over $200,000 annually believe the opioid crisis has improved in the last year, just 6% of those making between $30,000 and $50,000 are in agreement with this sentiment.
The opioid crisis is one facet of the broader mass migration crisis afflicting America. With a porous border, the US is not only subject to a massive influx of illegal aliens. It must also put up with large amounts of drugs entering the country.
The combination of a permissive culture towards drug culture and a porous border is a nightmare scenario for social stability in the US. If we want to keep the US’s social fabric intact, the US needs to secure its border and restore public morality.