Public Pulse: how to get the economy back on track?
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According to Pew, when given two choices, only 42% of adults say they would put a higher priority on spending money to help the economy recover – down from 46% six months ago in February 2011. 52% would put a higher priority on reducing the budget deficit to help the economy recover, up from 49% six months ago.
According to the Economist, 4% of adults say the U.S. economy is growing; 23% say it is slowing; 45% say it is in a recession; and 19% say it is in a depression.
According to Rasmussen, 59% of adults think it is better to have lower corporate tax rates with fewer deductions than to have higher tax rates and lots of deductions. Only 16% favor higher rates and lots of deductions. 25% were not sure.
According to Pew, only 3% of adults say they trust lawmakers in Washington to do what is right “just about always.” 16% say they trust federal lawmakers to do what is right most of the time; 72% say only sometimes; and 8% say they never trust federal lawmakers to do what is right.