By Jerrod Shouse, a blogger for the Journal Record and legislative lobbyist at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

What are the most important issues facing America: economic issues like taxes, government spending and job creation, or social issues like immigration, gun rights and the right to life?

SoonerPoll recently asked Oklahomans about their preferences on economic issues vs. social issues, and the results may surprise you.

Over 500 likely Oklahoma voters were polled, and, of those, 63.3 percent said economic issues are more important than social issues. For 21.2 percent, social issues were the most important, and 15.6 percent had no opinion.

Honestly, I believed more Oklahoma voters would place a greater importance on social issues. But what did I base that belief on?

Read more of this article at journalrecord.com

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Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.

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  1. Being a young and diverse country means we do not yet share a common view on divisive social issues such as gay marriage, gun control and abortion. However, a common thread that we share is our concern for the economy. A recent survey from McLaughlin & Associates shows the economy and jobs are the top issues that will have the most impact on our future.^

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