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Poll shows half of Americans think Walmart symbolizes America

NEW YORK (WKOW) -- A new "60 Minutes"-Vanity Fair Poll released Sunday shows an interesting slice of American's perceptions on everything from Twitter to taxing the wealth.

50 percent of participants say it's a great idea to tax the wealthiest Americans, while a third consider Twitter a fad that will likely fade.

Nearly half of the respondents chose Wal-Mart as the institution that best symbolizes America today, leaving Google, Microsoft and the NFL far behind.

Dining out was chosen most often by respondents as a luxury they hate sacrificing in this recession. And 5 percent thought the best way to fight obesity among patrons of fast-food chains is to equip each restaurant with scales.

CBS news sampled 1,097 respondents nationwide.  Interviews were conducted by phone between August 27 and 31.

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