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Most View Big Three Auto Companies Positively

Chrysler Lags with 51% Favorable

Despite a long-term slump in the auto industry-hitting jobs hardest in Michigan-most Americans view the country's big auto makers at least somewhat favorably. An overwhelming majority (84%) say the U.S. auto industry is at least somewhat important to the financial stability of the national economy overall, with 49% saying it is "very important." The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 58% of Americans now say it's good for the economy when foreign automakers open plants stateside. That figure includes 63% of men and 53% of women. Overall, just 19% say it's bad.

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