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Survey: 7 In 10 Americans More Anxious, Say Racial Divide Worsening In Wake Of George Floyd Death

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Jun 02, 2020 … BALTIMORE — We’re less than halfway through the year, and one thing is becoming disturbingly clear: 2020 will likely go down as one of the most tumultuous years in American history. As protests over the tragic death of George Floyd continue, a survey by StudyFinds.org shows that nearly seven in ten Americans are battling another surge…

Study Finds Algorithm That May Help Stymie Political Polarization

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Dec 19, 2020 … AALTO, Finland — Many people are disconnecting from their favorite social networks to escape the vicious back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans following President Trump’s election. Now it seems social media could be the key to healing the divide after all, as a new  study finds an algorithm that might help curb the tension seemingly splitting the country.…

Can disease transmission models predict the 2020 election?

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Nov 02, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — No two things sum up 2020 more than the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. presidential election. So could virus infection rates end up revealing November’s big winners? A study says if political parties are like “viruses,” then how they influence undecided voters may reveal this year’s electoral map. Researchers from Northwestern and Augusta…

A Nation Divided: U.S. Politics Taking Physical, Emotional Toll On Americans

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Sep 26, 2019 … Survey reveals about two in five Americans are stressed out by the political climate, and one in five say they’re even losing sleep. Nearly a third of those surveyed feel views expressed on cable news channels are driving them “crazy.” Study author believes problem is akin to a public health crisis in the country. LINCOLN,…

Study: Many Democrats Exaggerated Mental Distress After 2016 Election

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May 17, 2019 … STANFORD, Calif. — Many registered Democrats who claimed they were suffering from mental distress after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election may have been embellishing a bit. A new study comparing online searches to public surveys show that a significant portion of Democrats were likely over-reporting their stress or mental health issues, but doing…

Study: People Who Overclaim Political Knowledge More Likely To Vote Anti-Establishment

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Jul 18, 2019 … AMSTERDAM — There has been a rise in populist, anti-establishment election and ballot victories in recent years. From Brexit to President’s Trump 2016 election win, campaigns centered around fighting the established “elite,” have clearly touched a nerve with many voters. In light of this, a new study out of the Netherlands finds that voters who overestimate…

Terrorism Passes Climate Change As Chief Concern Among Pessimistic Millennials, Study Finds

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Sep 29, 2017 … NEW YORK — Remember the 1960s?  The future seemed boundless and young people in America and the Western world generally were filled with optimism. Not anymore, according to the latest results of an annual study conducted by the business consulting firm Deloitte. “Millennials” – those born after 1982 – are increasingly worried about their economic prospects, the study found.…

Russian intelligence used fake Twitter trolls to stir vaccination debate in 2016

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Sep 26, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — Russian interference in the 2016 election has been a constant topic of conversation for four years. A report by researchers from multiple universities says politics isn’t the only issue foreign governments may be seeking to influence. The analysis reveals evidence of tweets by Russian troll accounts talking about vaccinations. These tweets, coming during…

Hail To The Press: 85% Of Americans Believe Media Is Integral To Democracy

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Jan 23, 2020 … PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Freedom of the press was outlined in the first amendment to the United States Constitution, and for good reason. The press, or in more modern terminology, the media, are an essential ingredient to true democracy. Accurate and investigative reporting holds the powers-that-be accountable for their actions, and serves to enlighten the people…

Protests Where Participants Show Solidarity Resonate Most With Politicians, Study Finds

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Apr 04, 2017 … AMSTERDAM — Next time you witness protests on TV or in person — observe whether there is a unified bloc rallied around a unified message. That might determine a protest’s efficacy in persuading politicians, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam examined 269 Belgian elected officials, showing each politician 32 video clips…

Providing local police with military equipment doesn’t reduce crime after all, study shows

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Dec 10, 2020 … BATON ROUGE, La. — Providing police officers with military equipment doesn’t actually reduce crime at all. That’s the main conclusion from a new study by researchers at Louisiana State University. On a purely literal level, local police forces and the five branches of the U.S. military perform entirely different functions and services to society. Police exist…

Survey: 1 In 10 Americans Believe U.S. Government Created Coronavirus

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Apr 27, 2020 … Survey shows nearly a quarter of Americans believe the coronavirus originated in Chinese lab. One in five adults feel the outbreak is being over-exaggerated as a means to bring down President Trump’s chances at reelection. Social media, conservative news linked to belief in misinformation or conspiracy theories about the virus. PHILADELPHIA — Where do you usually…

Study: Working-Class Whites Feel Left Behind, View American Dream As Unattainable

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Nov 10, 2017 … CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Many working-class whites feel as if they’ve been left behind in America, fueling deeply-held resentments, a new study finds. Researchers in both the United States and the United Kingdom interviewed more than 400 white Americans, who identified as working-class, between Aug. 2016 and March 2017. The team sought to uncover the segment’s…

Millions Of Americans May Not Be Getting Medical Help They Need During COVID-19 Outbreak

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May 25, 2020 … WASHINGTON — An alarming report recently published by Gallup reveals that about 1 in 7 Americans (14%) would avoid seeking medical care if they experience COVID symptoms over fear of the potential cost. Perhaps just as disturbing: 6% of those surveyed — which equates to about 15 million people — report that they or a…

Study: Political Campaigns May Influence Societal Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

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Aug 26, 2019 … BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The 2016 U.S. presidential election created an especially polarizing and fiery political landscape. Both nominees represented opposite sides of the political spectrum, and their stark differences incited an especially contentious atmosphere among voters. Among the most talked about subjects on the campaign trail was sexism and violence against women. Now, a study by…

Scientist predicted current U.S. protests and riots in 2010, says civil unrest may last 10-15 years

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Aug 28, 2020 … MOSCOW, Russia — The outbreak of civil unrest and rioting in many cities this year may seem like a spontaneous reaction to social issues, but one study says there’s nothing spontaneous about them. Despite the fact that the vast majority of protesters are demonstrating peacefully, scenes of looting and violence still mar these protests that are…

Race, social justice positions divide Americans on sports issues

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Jul 19, 2021 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — The U.S. has experienced intense political polarization in recent years, and even the world of sports hasn’t been immune. Now, a new study reports that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Researchers from The Ohio State University conclude that Americans’ opinions on sports issues have a connection to their race, ethnicity, and political…

Which political party is really better for the U.S. economy?

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Oct 07, 2020 … WASHINGTON — It seems every four years in the United States it boils down to one question for voters: how’s the economy doing? Even during COVID-19, the pandemic’s impact on jobs and finances remains a major issue, according to a recent poll. So when it comes to Democrats and Republicans, which political party handles the economy…

Political Polarization Peaking In America? Voters Embrace ‘All Or Nothing’ Mentality Along Party Lines

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Jun 12, 2020 … Authors say middle ground has vanished in politics: If two people can’t agree on one issue, they’ve never been more likely to disagree on all issues. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — You don’t need a study or headline to know that America feels incredibly divided right now. That being said, a new study from Penn State suggests…

2/3 Of Americans Have Anxiety From Coronavirus News — Yet Watching More Than Ever

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May 22, 2020 … New study shows 45% of Americans think the media has overreacted to the coronavirus pandemic. Who do Americans trust the most for COVID-19 information? Just 7% say President Trump, 9% national news — while 43% turn to the CDC. One in four people admit getting into an argument with a friend or family member over…