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New Study Shows Government Spending Preferences of Americans

March 9, 2011

people and society graphic In its 27th survey of American spending priorities since 1973, conducted as part of its General Social Survey (GSS), NORC at the University of Chicago released a report today on its most recent findings. Since 1990, education and health care have occupied the top two positions. But, while education continues its streak as the number one priority, health care has fallen to eighth place, replaced by assistance to the poor as the second highest preference. Full Story

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