When asked about..., the vast/overwhelming majority of people say that . But I think/view a bit differently.
When it comes to ...., some people believe that. Others argue/claim that the opposite/reverse is true. There is probably some truth in both arguments/statements, but I tend to the former/latter.
Now, it is commonly/generally/widely believed/held/acknowledged that..... They claim/ believe/argue that ... But I wonder/doubt whether.....
Recently the rise in the problem/phenomenon of ... has cause/aroused public/popular/wide/ worldwide concern.
Recently the issue of the problem/phenomenon of ...has been brought into focus/into public attention.
Inflation/Corruption/Social inequality ... is yet another of the new and bitter truth we have to learn to face now/constantly.
Now people in growing/significant numbers are beginning/coming to realize/accept/ that...