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Economic impact of Christmas shopping

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Every year the holiday season brings to mind two side of the same coin: the economic impact of Christmas shopping and a recap on American’s religious beliefs. Also, the latest polls result on Afghanistan and the health debate in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.


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This week on What Are We Thinking:
– The latest on the relation between religion and political affiliation.

– How does this year’s holiday season spending stack up against last year so far?

– General Stanley McCrystal testified on Capitol Hill this week about his view of the President Obama’s new strategy relating to Afghanistan.  Do Americans think the new strategy will be successful?

– Finally, who worries more: young people, middle age people or old people?

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