By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

More American adults believe infrastructure should be a “top priority” for the president and Congress than did eight years ago, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

The 49 percent total was up from 30 percent in 2012. The 19 percentage point increase was surpassed only by the 21 percentage point rise of those who named the environment as a top priority.

Pew conducted the cellphone and landline survey of 1,504 adults Jan. 8-13.

Terrorism was the top concern at 74 percent, up 5 percentage points from 2012. See Pew’s release with more details.