Thursday 22 March 2012, 10:23
Not surprisingly perhaps, there's been a huge shift in people's interest in the state of the economy. Far more people now say they are interested than was the case prior to the 2008 financial crisis, and far greater numbers say they follow news about the economy daily.
But a very large minority of the audience - nearly half - say they still don't understand it. That despite repeated explanations and backgrounders and the spelling out of acronyms by broadcasters.
Professor Stephen Schifferes also told the BBC journalists at this CoJo Wednesday event that the audience wants to hear more about how changes in the global economy will affect their personal finances, and less about the stock market.
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