What do Americans think about the proposed changes in healthcare?

    A lot has changed in American history in the eight years since the 9/11 attacks, but aside from public and private memorials nationwide, terrorism is not the first thing in people’s minds these days. Not surprisingly, health care and the economy continue to headline public concerns.

    A lot has changed in American history in the eight years since the 9/11 attacks, but aside from public and private memorials nationwide, terrorism is not the first thing in people’s minds these days. Not surprisingly, health care and the economy continue to headline public concerns. All that, plus who’s trusting Congress and the media, 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:

    – Government spending and how much money do taxpayers think is wasted?

    – Who do Americans trust least: Congress or the news media? You might be surprised.

    – As the Supreme Court reconvenes, are there any shifts in the image of the court?

    – and more

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