For the first time in five years, Americans consider fighting terrorism as much a policy priority as improving the economy, according a poll released Thursday.

The Pew Research Center reports that 75 percent of adults called strengthening the economy a top priority, part of a downward slide since 86 percent named it in January 2013.


Seventy-six percent said fighting terrorism was the top priority.

The percentage of adults who see terrorism as a top concern has not risen considerably since 2013, according to Pew. But as the economy has improved, it has once again moved to the top of the list of Americans’ policy priorities.

The number of adults who see “improving the job situation” as a top policy priority has also fallen.

Other issues that didn't top the list have also risen in prominence among Americans in the last two years.

Forty-two percent of adults now believe improving roads, bridges and public transport is a top policy priority, up from 30 percent in January 2013.

The percentage of adults who see dealing with immigration as a top priority rose by 12 percentage points between 2014 and 2015 to 52 percent.

Though the percent of adults who see dealing with climate change as a top policy priority rose by 10 percentage points, it still remains low at 38 percent.

The poll had a sample of 1,504 adults with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.9 percentage points and was conducted from Jan. 7-11.