Making sense of the erosion of consumer confidence

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    Public confidence in the economy peaked at the start of the year — so why has been eroding ever since?

    Also, most Americans support a deal with Iran over that country’s nuclear program. These attitudes are quite partisan, as we would imagine.

    And “religious freedom” bills (in Indiana and Arkansas) focus attention on the intersection of religion and attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

    Plus, a look at the data show just how much these two are intertwined; religiosity is one of the major predictor of such attitudes.

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