The impact of the economic stimulus plan

    The first phase of economic stimulus plan was launched in February and Americans are sorting out its impact so far, but one thing is sure,the heated debate over the health plan is far from over. Trusting our education system and much more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    The first phase of economic stimulus plan was launched in February and Americans are sorting out its impact so far, but one thing is sure,the heated debate over the health plan is far from over. Trusting our education system and much more in this week’s 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?:
    – Do Americans think the stimulus plan is working?

    – On another economic front, any signs of life in terms of “back to school” spending ?

    – Any changes in how parents and Americans in general view the educational system in this country?

    – Health insurance continues as a top news story of the week.  What states in the union have the most residents who lack health insurance – and what factors explain differences across states?

    – and more.

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