Debt Becomes Americans’ Top Fear

Created: June 08, 2010 15:37 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

It seems all those deficit hawks have the country spooked. A new Gallup poll says that terrorism and the national debt now rank evenly — above health care costs, unemployment, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the specter of climate change — as the most pressing issues for the American public. To boot, Newsweek notes that Americans can now help pay down the federal debt via donations accepted by credit card.