Job security? Not yet

    In spite of some timid signs of economic improvements around the corner, unemployment is at a virtual standstill.

    In spite of some timid signs of economic improvements around the corner, unemployment is at a virtual standstill. Americans are worried about crime and what they fear the most is identity theft followed followed by home burglary and robbery. All that and the push to decriminalize pot today on 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 official unemployment rate remains near 10% . Any sign Americans are becoming more hopeful about employment and jobs?

    – Gallup updates Americans’ views of crime every October… What do Americans worry most about when it comes to crime?

    – Californian are again talking about legalizing marijuana and taxing it to help state revenue coffers. Some say the issue could appear on ballots as soon as next year. Where do Americans stand on legalizing pot?

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