Do Americans become less interested in having a say in other peoples' lives during an economic upturn? Gallup may have identified such a trend.

In the last week, Gallup released survey results on the pro-life/pro-choice and physician-assisted suicide topics — both lightning rods for controversy.

And just as the physician-assisted suicide survey showed a greater degree of either tolerance toward others, or a lack of interest in how others run their lives, so did the pro-choice/pro-life survey.

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