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The focus of this part of our guide is on any of a variety of political and governmental issues, including those below.

Political and governmental issues are related but distinct concepts.

Political issues refer to matters that concern the broader society, citizens, and the functioning of the political system. They often involve debates, policy decisions, and public opinion. Government issues, on the other hand, are specific problems or challenges faced by a government in its day-to-day operations, often related to governance, administration, and the implementation of policies.

Political issues transcend individual governments and can be national or even global in scope. Examples include climate change, human rights, and international relations. Generally, government issues are more localized and pertain to the functioning of a specific government, such as budget deficits, infrastructure maintenance, and the delivery of public services.

Political issues are often debated in the public sphere, with citizens expressing their views through elections, protests, and advocacy, while government issues may not receive the same level of public attention, although they directly impact the lives of citizens.

Whether or not we follow politics, political issues shape every facet of our lives, influencing where we live, learn, work, and access healthcare.

When asked to list the top ten government issues today or the top ten political issues, most people would list the same items. However, this is not because they are the same, given that governments frequently fail to address the issues that concern the public. Rather, this has to do with the fact that pollsters don't differentiate political issues from government issues.

Pollsters don't ask the people being polled what their issues are; instead, they give them a list of items to choose from. This determines, or skews, the results.

It's also fair to consider that the media, the education system, and governments themselves, have a hand in determining which issues people are concerned about. Thus, public concerns are often directly related to whatever it is that the media is promoting at any given time.

When I ask Bing's AI what the top political issues are in the United States today, from one to ten, they are as follows: inflation, health care affordability, partisan cooperation, drug addiction, gun violence, climate change, illegal immigration, state of moral values, budget deficit, and economic policy.

When I ask it what the top ten government issues are in the United States today, it returns the same list, as it does when I ask what the top ten political and/or governmental issues in the United States are today.

For this reason, we won't try to separate political issues from governmental issues, although they are not the same thing.

Besides those listed above, other political or governmental issues might include abortion, affirmative action, agriculture policies, animal rights, body image, border security, child welfare, conspiracies, corporate accountability, corruption, cost of living, crime, cronyism, economics, economic development, education, executive powers, fair elections, families, financial reform, fiscal responsibility, food safety, foreign policy, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, government accountability, gun control, heritage preservation, high-interest lending, homelessness, housing, human rights, hunger, indigenous rights, information security, infrastructure, job creation, judicial activism, justice, law enforcement, liberty, life and death, literacy, media accountability, military, minimum wage, minority rights, monetary policies, monopolies, nature conservation, overregulation, pollution, poverty, political campaigns, political party influences, political stability, prisoners' rights, property values, public services, racism, rights of children, Second Amendment right erosion, slave reparations, small business conditions, Social Security, special interest influence, sustainable energy, taxes, terrorism, tolerance and inclusion, trade agreements, transportation, unemployment, urban planning, war and peace, water quality, wealth concentration, and working conditions.

This may be a lengthy list, but it's not a complete list. These are just some of the issues that I was able to find on various lists.


Animal Protection & Rights

Body Image

Christian Values



Ethnic Groups & Affirmative Action


Forums & Discussions

Government Healthcare

Gun Control



Human Rights



Life & Death



Poverty & Underprivileged

War & Peace



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