Each month, the American Pulse Survey seeks respondents' opinions regarding various political, pop culture and economic issues. Seeing that the auto bailout is a hot topic these days, it is unsurprising that much of the latest survey centered on the $17.4 billion in so-called bridge loans to the Detroit 3 automakers. So, who's to blame for the Motor City's downfall? Survey says: bad management (78.8 percent), the UAW (63.8 percent) and global economic uncertainty (57.7 percent); so say 4,117 Americans.

59.1 percent of respondents believe that the union should offer concessions to the automakers. Lastly, about half of Americans surveyed say that they are just as likely to consider a car from Detroit as they were before all this mess started.

Oh, just two more nuggets: The survey also notes that those surveyed find that "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" is the most annoying Christmas song, and 6.7 percent of respondents still believe in Santa. Amazingly, we're not kidding.

[Source: MSNBC]

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