Freedom of Religion Revisited

    It’s not surprising that the controversy surrounding plans to build a Muslim worship center in Lower Manhattan has stirred a lot of discussion ranging from the emotional to the political and constitutional. Also as the new school year approaches, parents are concerned about school funding. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    It’s not surprising that the controversy surrounding plans to build a Muslim worship center in Lower Manhattan has stirred a lot of discussion ranging from the emotional to the political and constitutional. Also as the new school year approaches, parents are concerned about school funding. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    1. How is the NY Mosque building controversy affecting President Obama’s approval rating?

    2. Is there a possible impact the Democratic candidates in the midterm elections?

    3. On the oil front: BP’s problems with the oil spill does not help the image of the oil and gas industry

    4. Other industries such as computers and food, are at the top of the favorable list, as a matter of fact.

    and more.

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