Worrying about the future: war and other matters

    President Obama’s speech on the deployment of more American troops to Afghanistan sent a ripple effect across the world, but was less divisive than anticipated. As 2010 approaches, and, what some have labeled The Decade From Hell comes to end, who is worrying the most?

    President Obama’s speech on the deployment of more American troops to Afghanistan sent a ripple effect across the world, but was less divisive than anticipated. As 2010 approaches, and, what some have labeled The Decade From Hell comes to end, who is worrying the most? All that and celebrities falling from grace, 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:
    – Americans react to President Obama’s major address on Afghanistan.

    – One of the more controversial aspects of the speech was the time frame… beginning to withdraw troops by 2011. How do Americans feel about this timetable issue?

    – How do Americans feel about celebrities falling from grace. Before his car accident was Tiger Woods one of Americans’ most favored celebrities?

    – Finally, who worries more: young people, middle age people or old people?

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