Americans are growing less aware of the number of U.S. fatalities in Iraq. Only 28% know that nearly 4,000 American soldiers have died in the war; in a similar poll last August, 54% knew that the fatality level at that time was nearly 3,500. In the new poll, 46% underestimated the number of war deaths, while 23% overestimated it.
Pew Research Center
74% of Americans say the economy has entered a recession, up from 66% who held that view last month. 42% say the economy is the biggest issue on their minds, double the number who list the war in Iraq as the top issue.
CNN/Opinion Research Corp.