Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

May 20-23 2010 Weekly Survey

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    Public, Media Track Oil Spill, Diverge On Elections

    Summary of Findings Americans stayed focused on the unfolding oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week, while the effort to cap the underwater well and limit the damage was one of two stories that dominated media coverage. The media devoted comparable levels of coverage to the spill and news about last week’s primaries […]

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    Willingness to Compromise a Plus in Midterms

    Overview Many Americans say they will look less favorably this fall at congressional candidates who supported the federal bailout of major banks and financial institutions in response to the 2008 financial crisis. About half (49%) say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who supported the major government loans to banks; 14% say […]

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