Lancaster vs. Philadelphia and how’s the economy doing?

    This week Dave Heller and Frank Newport discuss the difference in well-being between Lancaster and Philadelphia residents, the economy, Iran, and the Tea Party.

    Lancaster is only about 75 miles from Philadelphia, but there’s a big difference in the well-being of residents in those two cities.  Lancaster, in fact, has the highest well-being of any city in America according to Gallup’s 2011 analysis.
    Four in ten Americans say the economy is growing, which may not sound like much, but it’s a distinct improvement from previous surveys.
    We can’t let a week go by without focusing on the fascinating saga of Pennsylvania’s own Rick Santorum, as he hangs in there fighting for his party’s nomination.  If we had a national primary and all Republicans went to the polls tomorrow, who would they want to be their party’s nominee?
    Mississippi, which holds its GOP primary next week (Mar 13), is the single most religious state in the union.  Will that help Santorum, even though very few Mississippians are Catholics?
    We haven’t heard as much about the Tea party recently.  What percent of Americans at this point identify with the Tea Party? Is it down from last year?
    Do Americans want the U.S. to attack Iran militarily if they are shown to have nuclear weapons ?

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