The majority of Americans considers drug addiction a top “big issue” in the country, a recent Pew Research Survey shows.
Of the 6,127 U.S. adults surveyed between February 19 and March 4, 2019, a whopping 70 percent viewed drug addiction as a “very big problem in the country today,” followed by the affordability of health care (67 percent), the U.S political system (52 percent), and the gap between the rich and poor (51 percent).
Concern over “fake news” clocked in around 50 percent and was followed by violent crime (49 percent), climate change (46 percent), and racism (40 percent).
Interestingly, only 38 percent viewed illegal immigration as a “very big problem,” but there’s reason to believe that the two issues– drug addiction and illegal immigration– are inextricably linked, via drug trafficking.
Last month, Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $19 million worth of methamphetamine at a port of entry in Pharr, Texas.
In another instance occurring last month, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents busted a Mexican and Guatemalan national attempting to smuggle 27 pounds of cocaine at an immigration checkpoint roughly 50 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.
Breitbart News previously reported, “The agents turned the drugs and the foreign nationals over to the Duval County Sheriff’s Office for prosecution under Texas drug smuggling laws.”