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Poll: Middle-Class Tennesseans Worried About their Future

July 13, 2007

Tennesseans have many heavy thoughts when it comes to the future. A new poll, sponsored by the American Association for Justice shows 82 percent are worried about the outlook for America's middle-class. Jon Haber with the American Association for Justice says health care and corporate misconduct and greed are the reasons.

“They're concerned about corporate misconduct as a major source of that anxiety. And they think the civil justice system is an important place to hold wrong-doers accountable.”

Health care is the other issue clouding optimism about the future. Haber notes another key finding is that a majority feel worried about the outlook for themselves and their family. Traditionally, Americans have remained more positive about their personal future, even in rough economic times.

Haber explains the poll also asked about tort reform and caps on medical malpractice lawsuits such as has been debated in Tennessee. He reports that most people surveyed said those things were low on their list of priorities.

“They think ensuring that medical decisions are made by doctors and patients, and not insurers, is a much, much more important thing.”

The full poll is at wwww.justice.org. It was conducted by Peter Hart Research Associates.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - TN