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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:34 AM
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More Americans Think The Sun Revolves Around The Earth Than Believe Oil Co's., HMOs, Are Honest
I know it's old. But it's still hilarious.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/12245

<In a recently released Harris Poll survey, 21% of American adults believe the sun revolves around the earth. I am not making this up.

By comparison, less than 15% of the population believes tobacco companies, oil companies, HMOs and health insurance companies, phone companies, and pharmaceutical and drug companies are generally honest and trustworthy:

These are remarkable numbers. It is very hard to get this degree of agreement about anything.

The Harris results are not an aberration. The results have not varied considerably over the past five years although overall trust levels actually declined from the already very low threshold in 2003. Also, they are in line with an array of polling data showing deep concern about concentrated corporate power.

An amazing 84% told Harris that big companies have too much power in Washington; by contrast, only 47% percent said that labour unions have too much power in Washington. These results have proven durable. Every year since 1994, the year Republicans took control of Congress, at least 80% of the public has ranked big companies as having too much power in Washington.>
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:13 AM
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1. 21 percent, you say?
Well that's the Birthers, right there.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:09 AM
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2. They think the entire Universe revolves around the Earth.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:43 PM
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3. And not only that, but each one believes they stand on the earth axis.
Must be why they are so dizzy.
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