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77% of Americans blame the media for making the economic situation worse

It appears a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-economic-woes-as-much-perception-as.html”I’m not the only one /awho thinks the media is feeding the economic problems in this country; 77% of my fellow Americans feel this way according a href=”http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=prnw.20090101.LATH004show_article=1″to a new poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation :/abr /br /blockquoteSeventy-seven percent of Americans believe that the U.S. media is making the economic situation worse by strongprojecting fear into people’s minds /strong [emphasis mine].br /br /The majority of those surveyed feel that the financial press, by focusing on and embellishing negative news, is damaging consumer confidence and damping investment, making a difficult situation much worse. The poll was conducted via telephone, December 4 – 7. br /br /The US survey of 1000 adults was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation and is statistically representative of the total U.S. population. The survey question: “Do you think the financial press is making the economic crisis worse by projecting fear into people’s minds?” While the overall response indicated that 77% of Americans answered YES, here are highlights of note: Household Incomes: $25k – $35k — 79% answered YES $35k – $50k — 88% answered YES $50k – $75k — 76% answered YES $75k – more — 78% answered YES Demographics: 85% of young adults (18-24 yrs old) answered YES 77% of males and females alike answered YES 65% of blacks answered YES /blockquotebr /br /I wonder what the economic situation would look like without the media hype?