Nickelodeon: Kids Call Terrorism Top Issue in Election

Cite honesty, toughness, wealth, being religious as key presidential qualities
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The top election-year issue among kids is terrorism/war, according to the latest poll conducted by Nickelodeon as part of its Kids Pick the President program.

Two-thirds of the kids polled said they are interested in this year’s elections. In addition to terrorism, their key issues are equal rights and crime and violence, with concern over crime and violence growing in importance since Nick's last poll in June.

Kids said it’s very important for a good president to be honest, trustworthy and respectful. They also cited being tough, religious and rich as key presidential qualities.