Emily Swanson | August 13, 2009
Pew Research Center
8/7-10/09; 1,004 adults, 3.5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Most Closely Followed News Story
36% Debate in Washington over health care reform
21% Reports on the condition of the U.S. economy
14% Bill Clinton securing the release of two American journalists held by North Korea
Are you hearing mostly good news about the economy these days, mostly bad news about the economy or a mix of both good and bad news?
11% Mostly good news
29% Mostly bad news
59% A mix of good and bad news
From what you've seen and heard, do you think the way people are protesting at town hall meetings over health care reform is appropriate or inappropriate?