Bankers vs. Journalists (Whom Do You Hate More?)

1) Whom do you dislike more?

Bankers …………………………………….. (57.5%)
Journalists ………………………………….. (35%)
Neither ……………………………………….. (7.5%)

2) Journalists are

All liberals …………………………………… (15%)
All Democrats ……………………………… (7.5%)
All out to sell newspapers/magazines/shows,
no matter what …………………………… (55%)
None of the above ……………………….. (22.5%)

3) Bankers are

All conservatives ………………………….. (7.5%)
All Republicans ……………………………. (7.5%)
All out to make money,
     no matter what ………………………. (75%)

None of the above ………………………… (10%)

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4) If your kid told you he wanted to work on Wall Street, you’d:

Jump for joy ………………………………. (32.5%)
Start planning your retirement ……….. (12.5%)
Make him watch Michael Moore’s documen-      
   tary Capitalism: A Love Story ……… (30%)
Tell him to consider journalism ………. (17.5%)
Jump off the Tappan Zee Bridge ……. (7.5%)

5) If your kid told you he wanted to become a journalist, you’d:

Jump for joy ………………………………. (30%)
Start planning to work

     two jobs …………………………………. (30%)
Make him read Woodward & Bernstein’s
      All the President’s Men …………… (22.5%)
Tell him to consider Wall Street ……… (7.5%)
Jump off the Tappan Zee Bridge  …… (0%)
None of the above ……………………….. (10%)

6) Your favorite journalist is:

Anderson Cooper ……………………… (35%)
Barbara Walters …………………………. (10%)
Bill O’Reilly ………………………………… (10%)
Fareed Zakaria …………………………… (2.5%)
John Stewart ……………………………… (25%)
Other ………………………………………… (17.5%)

7) Your favorite banker is:

Vikram Pandit (Citibank’s CEO) …….. (10%)
Timothy Geithner (current Treasury
     Secretary) ………………………………. (12.5%)
Henry Paulson (former Treasury Secretary
   under Bush) …………………………….. (5%)
Alan Greenspan ………………………….. (7.5%)
Ben Bernanke …………………………….. (22.5%)
None ………………………………………… (42.5%)

8) You do your personal banking at:

A big chain bank ……………………….. (70%)
A smaller community bank ……………. (17.5%)
A credit union ……………………………… (5%)
A piggy bank (and under your mattress)
     these days …………………………….. (5%)
Online  ………………………………………. (2.5%)

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9) You get most of your news from:

Print publications. ……………………….. (20%)
TV and radio ………………………………. (15%)
The Internet ………………………………. (55%)
All three …………………………………….. (10%)

10) Who is more to blame for the economic meltdown?

Bankers, for their greed ……………….. (60%)
Financial journalists, for not scrutinizing
   bankers’ dubious practices …………. (10%)
Neither  ……………………………………… (17.5%)
Both …………………………………………… (12.5%)

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