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Three In Four Americans Agree Universal Healthcare Is Needed During Coronavirus Pandemic

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May 18, 2020 … More than eight in ten adults agree that the country should provide monthly stimulus checks to citizens until the outbreak ends. While 30% of Americans agree that President Trump was unprepared at the outset of the pandemic, 62% think he’s handled the crisis well overall. LONDON — A recent survey shows how the opinions of…

Shame On You: 51% Of Americans Have Judged Someone Else For Failing To Social Distance

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May 06, 2020 … Survey reveals that after the coronavirus pandemic ends, nearly 7 in 10 adults will avoid handshakes and kisses with others. Seventy-two percent of Americans say they now wash their hands after each time they use their mobile phone. PROVO, Utah — Going outside these days is dangerous business. Americans all over the country have been told…

National Nightmare: 1 In 5 Americans Expects They’ll Be Diagnosed With Coronavirus

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Mar 16, 2020 … StudyFinds survey shows that 1 in 10 adults believe they have coronavirus right now, but that figure jumps to about 1 in 5 for millennials and young adults 14% of Americans aren’t concerned at all about the virus, while 20% say they are “very concerned” Most respondents agree that life will get back to normal…

Fake News About Fake News? Study Says Phony Headlines Hardly Impacted 2016 Election

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Mar 06, 2020 … HANOVER, N.H. — The year 2015 feels like a lifetime ago for many Americans. It’s hard to even imagine now, but the term “fake news” wasn’t a phrase all that many people were even aware of, let alone using or hearing about on a daily basis just five short years ago. The 2016 U.S. presidential election…

Study: Sharing Of Fake News ‘Relatively Rare,’ But Seniors Fall Victim Most Frequently

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Jan 12, 2019 … NEW YORK — Fake news has become an all-too-common term in recent years, but according to a study, it’s actually not nearly as pervasive as some may believe. In fact, it seems to really only be problematic among the same segment of the population that’s susceptible to phone and cyber scams: the elderly. Researchers from New…

White Americans Often Assume Immigrants Are In Country Illegally, Study Finds

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Oct 27, 2018 … ST. LOUIS — A new study by researchers at Washington University found that many white Americans often assume low-status immigrants are in the country illegally. The authors suggest the mindset may only be strengthened by political sentiment targeting undocumented immigrants from Republicans and President Donald Trump. “Our study demonstrates that the white American public has these…

Anger in politics: Voters get more motivated when they see their candidate get mad

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Jul 20, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — American politics has never been a particularly “clean” place when it comes to angry rhetoric and mud-slinging. However, most would likely agree politics have become more divisive and provocative than at most other points in history. So, is this just a case of society moving in two different directions or political strategy? A…

Just 12 anti-vaxxers responsible for spreading most COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories

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May 17, 2021 … WASHINGTON — As the famous quote goes, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” In the digital age, misinformation and conspiracy theories reach millions of people before social media platforms remove them from view. With incorrect information about the COVID-19 vaccines running rampant online, many…

Dangerous era for journalists: 1 in 5 TV news stations report employees attacked in 2020

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Apr 29, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Covering the news during a pandemic is not easy. Covering the news during a pandemic, election year, and growing civil unrest is apparently down-right dangerous, a new survey finds. According to the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), one in five television news stations say they have employees who were the victims of violent…

People who trust TV news and Facebook end up less informed about COVID-19

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Apr 12, 2021 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Although many media outlets brand themselves as “news you can trust,” relying on them during the pandemic may actually feed you more misinformation. A new study finds people who trust television and social media for COVID-19 news actually know less about the virus. Researchers at Penn State add those who rely the…

‘COVID shame’ stopping many from reporting infections, properly social distancing

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Mar 26, 2021 … CANTERBURY, United Kingdom — The moment an individual learns they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 is a scary one. Along with the obvious health implications, many may wonder if friends, family, or employers will view them differently now. Such fears may be irrational, but a study finds “COVID shame” is likely keeping some from reporting their…

Free agency a waste? Sports fans prefer teams that succeed with homegrown talent over offseason signings

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Mar 24, 2021 … LAWRENCE, Kan. — If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard the term “hometown hero” during a game. Although big-money sports franchises usually bring in big-time free agents to help them win, a new study finds their fans would rather root for the local kid. Researchers at the University of Kansas find sports fans tend to…

Colchicine, drug used for gout, may help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

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Feb 06, 2021 … SÃO PAULO, Brazil — An inexpensive medication used to treat gout may help seriously ill COVID-19 patients recover faster, doctors say. The drug, colchicine, was shown to shorten hospitalization times for coronavirus patients particularly struggling with respiratory issues. Colchicine is one of the oldest remedies still in use today. It works by dampening inflammation, one…

Women, African Americans, conservatives least likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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Jan 07, 2021 … COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Although millions are lining up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, opinions remain varied. Many view the vaccine as a saving grace that will deliver the world from the seemingly never-ending pandemic nightmare. Others, however, prescribe to more conspiracy-centric beliefs. Researchers from Texas A&M University surveyed 5,000 people and find nearly a third…

Social exclusion leads to belief in conspiracy theories, fake news

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Dec 18, 2020 … PRINCETON, N.J. — Is being a social outcast more likely to make you look at the world with suspicious eyes? According to a new study conducted by Princeton researchers, isolation may be the common denominator between those who frequently engage in conspiracy theories. Researchers ultimately conclude “that the feelings of despair brought on by social exclusion can…