80% of Americans Feel That the Massive Trade Deficit Will Have Little or No Effect on Their Lives

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Scooop.net (http://www.scooop.net), a next-generation media site known for citizen journalism and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly “Hot Topics” survey held last week which asked every day Americans about the impact of the trade deficit on their lives, and what they were willing to do about it. When asked how the trade deficit will affect their lives in the next ten years, 61.8% of those responding said it may affect them in a limited way, and 18.5 % said it wouldn’t affect them at all.

Scooop.net (http://www.scooop.net), a next-generation media site known for citizen journalism and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly “Hot Topics” survey held last week which asked every day Americans about the impact of the trade deficit on their lives, and what they were willing to do about it. When asked how the trade deficit will affect their lives in the next ten years, 61.8% of those responding said it may affect them in a limited way, and 18.5 % said it wouldn’t affect them at all.

Scooop.net conducted its “Hot Topic” study to find out what Americans felt about the ever growing trade deficit, and whether they were taking it upon themselves to buy American products.

When asked about whether the survey participants knew how much the current amount of the balance of trade deficit was, 89% stated that they did not know what the figure was.

Two thirds of those surveyed stated that if they had a choice between a U.S. product and a foreign made product, and the U.S. product was slightly more expensive, they would buy the U.S. product. Conversely, in the last year, the majority of the survey participants did not actively seek out a product because it was made in the USA. Only 27.6% of those polled went out of their way last year to “buy American”.

Only 54.5% of those surveyed felt that U.S. products were better, in terms of quality, than foreign made products. When buying consumer products, 53.3% of the participants said that they checked where the products were manufactured before buying them.

Scooop.net was launched to give the public at large a voice in what news they feel is important, and to provide a platform for Americans to clearly voice their opinions about the important issues of the day. Each week, a new topic is selected from the news headlines, identified and voted on by Scooop.net members.

Next week’s hot topic will be a special edition survey covering the subject of the ideal dating couple. In the past decade online match making services have become a large part of American lives, and Scooop.net will test the veracity of one of the leading dating service’s matching making system. Scooop.net will attempt to find the ideal dating couple, and then pay for each partner’s enrollment in the nationwide dating service program. Scooop.net wants to find out if they will get matched up by the dating service.

Scooop.net was created and launched by In Touch Media Group, an online marketing and PR firm specializing in generating website visitors and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.

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Bob Cefail

Chairman, In Touch Media Group, Inc.

Tel: (727) 465 0925

About In Touch Media Group

In Touch Media Group (ITOU.OB) is an online marketing and PR firm which specializes in generating website visitors and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.

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