Is the recession really over?

    Americans in all sectors were somewhat surprised at the statement that the recession is over, but most agree that there are signs of improvement in the economic panorama. President Obama is crisscrossing the country looking for support of his stimulus programs and for Democratic candidates in the November elections.
    All that and more, on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Americans in all sectors were somewhat surprised at the statement that the recession is over,  but most agree that there are signs of improvement in the economic panorama. President Obama is crisscrossing the country looking  for support of his stimulus programs and for Democratic candidates in the November elections.

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    Also this week on What Are We Thinking:

    1. The President  is trying to motivate Democrats to get out and vote. Can we  assume it’s a problem for Democrats this year?

    2. Also President Obama made some more news when he went to church last Sunday, one of the few times he has been to church since occupying the White House.  How many Americans typically go to church on Sunday?

    3. On the health front, new Gallup data is showing that both those who are overweight and underweight have emotional problems?

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