Concerns about the economy (21%), including unemployment and personal finances, are increasing as concerns about COVID-19 are receding. Concerns about government and politicians (19%) in the state remain high, with that sentiment being driven by divisiveness and an inability to address the state’s major issues.
A majority (52%) of the state’s registered voters supports selling the state-owned liquor stores, with most Republicans (65%) and independents (55%) supporting this idea. Support for selling the state stores has been relatively consistent for the past decade.
A majority (55%) of the state’s registered voters favor using voter approved constitutional amendments to change the state’s constitution when the legislature and governor cannot agree on a policy change.
The state house approved a bill during 2021 that would have ended the state requirement to have a license to carry a concealed weapon. Only one in four (25%) registered voters favors eliminating the state’s concealed carry licensing requirement, with a large majority (56%) strongly opposed to the idea.
About one in three (30%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Biden is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president. Ratings of the president’s performance within specific policy areas shows his strongest performance related to handling COVID and infrastructure improvements, while his weakest ratings relate to immigration and dealing with inflation.