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Violence by protesters can lead the public to support them less

October 17, 2018

Protestors are not helping their cause when they turn violent toward their opposition. In fact, their aggressions could…
As soon as 25% of People in a Group Adopt a Certain Belief, Large-Scale Change Follows, Finds a New Study

June 11, 2018

Researchers have been trying to identify the exact tipping point for large-scale social change for years, with results…
Our Brains Automatically Register Opinions we Agree with as Fact

April 22, 2018

Given the current state of politics in the world, researchers have been doubling down on research into what…
Penn Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail

June 14, 2017

Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th…
Research Finds Majority of Americans Trust NASA on Climate Change

June 14, 2017

Seventy-three percent of Americans trust science agencies like NASA for information about climate change, according to new research…
Study: Environmental views can come from pulpits, not politicos

June 6, 2017

For some, the battle lines over environmental policy are drawn on religious — not necessarily political — grounds,…
Climate Beliefs, Quantified

April 28, 2017

A vast majority of Americans — 70 percent according to recent research — think global warming is indeed…
In crowd wisdom, the ‘surprisingly popular’ answer can trump ignorance of the masses

February 7, 2017

Crowd wisdom such as what might arise from online voting is popularly assumed to provide better answers than…
Survey: Record Number of Americans ‘Very Worried’ About Global Warming

January 24, 2017

A nationally representative survey conducted shortly after the presidential election finds that the number of Americans “very worried” about global…
A matter of life or death

December 22, 2016

Despite dramatic reductions in accident-related fatalities, injuries and damages, as well as significant improvements in transportation efficiency and…
Evangelicals are more skeptical of evolution than of climate change

December 14, 2016

Evangelicals are more skeptical of evolution than of climate change, according to new research from Rice University. Examining…
Hurricanes are worse, but experience, gender and politics determine if you believe it

August 26, 2016

Objective measurements of storm intensity show that North Atlantic hurricanes have grown more destructive in recent decades. But…
Parents wary of online doctor ratings

March 21, 2016

For many, checking online reviews has become nearly routine for decisions on everything from cars to restaurants. But…
Study of Environmental Attitudes IDs Nine Distinct Segments of U.S. Population

December 10, 2015

Americans’ attitudes about environmental issues aren’t simply polarized into pro- and anti-environment, but rather are spread across a…
Not all Canadians feeling the heat of climate change

December 1, 2015

While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris hammering out the details of the global fight against…
Survey Finds Trump and Sanders Supporters Differ on Key Scientific Fact

October 6, 2015

New Hampshire voters who support Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders for president differ sharply in their beliefs about…
Biases influence how multiracial individuals are categorized

September 3, 2015

Throughout U.S. history, individuals who were part-white and part-black were typically treated as black, a tendency that has…
Poll on economic issues finds Californians oppose higher gas taxes, registration fees

September 2, 2015

Most Californians oppose higher gas taxes or vehicle registration fees, even when they are told that the state…
CPR is nowhere near as effective as it is depicted on TV shows

August 31, 2015

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is probably one of the most well-known medical procedures in the world.…
Study reveals what the world thinks of climate change

July 28, 2015

New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why. Using…
A Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

June 19, 2015

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired…
Most Americans want better fuel economy, however it’s achieved

June 19, 2015

While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don’t care how…
The health effects of homophobia

June 9, 2015

Gay and bisexual men living in European countries with strong attitudes and policies against homosexuality are far less…
Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming

May 20, 2015

A large majority of Arizona residents believe the world’s temperature has been rising and that global warming will…
Research identifies barriers in tracking meals and what foodies want

April 17, 2015

Eating healthy is sometimes a challenge on its own, so technology should ease that burden – not increase…
How science and storytelling influence the debate over vaccines

April 9, 2015

If there is a silver lining to the measles outbreaks in the U.S., it’s that the risk of…
Study maps U.S. climate opinion in unprecedented geographic detail

April 7, 2015

A team of Yale researchers has developed a new statistical model that accurately estimates public climate change opinion…
Public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality

September 8, 2014

Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses…
After Great Recession, Americans are unhappy, worried, pessimistic, study finds

September 1, 2014

The protracted and uneven recovery from the Great Recession has led most Americans to conclude that the U.S.…
Study reveals complex picture of the European elites

July 9, 2014

“We decree something, then float it and wait some time to see what happens. If no clamour occurs…
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