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Down on decade

The '00s don't seem to have many defenders. Time magazine called it "the Decade From Hell." Only 12 percent of those responding to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll called it either "good" or "great," and 58 percent called it "awful" or "not so good." Asked where the nation has lost ground since 2000, 74 percent said economic prosperity, 66 percent said moral values, 55 percent said treating others with respect, 54 percent said the sense of national unity, and 50 percent said peace and national security.