Trump's top priority? Americans say it should be healthcare

While President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to take a number of actions in his first 100 days in office, the American people would like to see healthcare placed at the top of the new president's priority list, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday.

The poll was conducted earlier this month, shortly after Mr. Trump won the presidential election. The survey included roughly 1,800 American adults.

Here are five poll findings.

1. Some 21 percent of Americans want Mr. Trump to focus on healthcare when he takes over as president in January, reports Reuters.

2. Behind healthcare was jobs, with 16 percent of Americans hoping it would be Mr. Trump's first agenda item. Fourteen percent of Americans chose immigration, while some 11 percent picked race relations, according to the poll.

3. The poll also found that Americans have mostly accepted the result of the Nov. 8 presidential election, with some 85 percent accepting the results as legitimate, and 63 percent saying they would support Mr. Trump, reports Reuters.

4. Some 45 percent of Americans "feel more motivated" to vote in future elections, and 42 percent are more motivated to read and inform themselves about politics, the poll found.

5. Still, reports Reuters, a majority of Americans believe America is not going in the right direction, and their expectations for Mr. Trump differed according to political party.

 

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