This survey says that "most Americans believe the media is in some part responsible for the current economic crisis by causing people to buy things they couldn't afford." The survey goes on to say that some blame news outlets, etc. Some commentators point out that this is another example of people trying to blame others and avoiding taking responsibility for their own actions. Based on the linked article, that well may be true. However, my question is, what did the survey actually say? I think there is ample reason to blame news outlets because they did everything they could to talk down the Bush economy prior to the election.