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Poll: Issues facing US are harder to understand

September 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press-GfK poll shows most Americans think the issues facing the country are getting harder to understand.

It’s not just people who’ve tuned out politics who feel that way. Citizens who vote regularly or feel a civic duty to stay informed are the ones most likely to say that issues have become “much more complicated” over the past decade.

Issues that 7 out of 10 Americans find hard to understand include the health care overhaul, the National Security Agency’s collection of phone and Internet data, and Federal Reserve policy on interest rates.

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