How would you rate the "well-being" of your state?

    How do you measure well-being? And where do you get the best of that elusive high quality of life? Also, the ups and downs of consumer confidence. Helping to make sense of these issues is Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll along with WHYY’s Dave Heller in this week’s What Are We Thinking?

    How do you measure well-being? And where do you get the best of that elusive high quality of life? Also, the ups and downs of consumer confidence. Helping to make sense of these issues is Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll along with WHYY’s Dave Heller in this week’s What Are We Thinking?

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    This week on What Are We Thinking?:
    – The latest in terms of consumer confidence – signs of hope in this season of “back to school”?

    – Are the heated debates and protests at the town hall meetings about healthcare having an impact on people’s opinions?

    – Do Americans think these protests are a part of democracy, or an abuse of democracy?

    – Where do Americans stand on the idea of a new healthcare reform law?

    – and more.

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