Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

One One-Hundredth of One Percent

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As Politico reported, “Most Americans think public broadcasting receives a much larger share of the federal budget than it actually does,” according to a poll conducted for CNN last year. The results of that survey, which asked respondents to estimate what share of the federal budget was spent on certain programs, found that just 27 percent of Americans knew that the money for PBS and NPR was less than 1 percent of government spending. Remarkably, 40 percent guessed that the share was between 1 and 5 percent and 30 percent said it was in excess of 5 percent — including 7 percent who said that more than half of the federal budget was spent on television and radio broadcasts.

Meanwhile, Big Bird’s favorability in the state of Wisconsin is only 51%. You people are impossible to please.

Written by gerrycanavan

October 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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