Even though a Gallup poll released last week found healthcare is slipping in voters' minds following November's midterm election, many Americans still consider healthcare to be more important, funding-wise, than the border wall being pushed by President Donald Trump.
Trump has shut down the federal government and demanded $5 billion in funding for his border wall, but according to a Business Insider survey, 36 percent of voters said $5 billion would be better spent on healthcare and 30 percent said they would want the funds to go toward infrastructure.
All told, 81 percent said the best use of the $5 billion would be healthcare, infrastructure or education.
Only 19 percent of respondents said a border wall would be the best use of the $5 billion in question. Even among conservatives, the wall drew just 53 percent support. Self-described liberals showed the lowest support for the wall at only 2 percent.
While 49 percent of liberals would rather see the money spend on healthcare, about 16 percent of conservatives expressed similar sentiments.
About 14 percent of liberals said they'd rather spend $5 billion on Pre-K programs, while this notion failed to gain any support among conservatives.
Only five percent of Americans now say healthcare is the top problem facing the country, a six percentage-point decrease since before the midterms, according to the earlier Gallup poll.
With the passing of the election came a dip in debate and coverage, and healthcare's decline as a major issue now ties it, percentage-wise, with the environment and "lack of respect for each other" in the hierarchy of top problems.