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Terrorism may make liberals think more like conservatives
Liberals' attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. (2015-12-17)
Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their minds
Bad weather affects US voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. (2018-01-11)
Perceptions of God make Democrats more conservative, Republicans more liberal in some ways
Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats -- more liberal -- when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study analyzing data from the Baylor Religion Survey. (2018-02-21)
Racial, political identities influence how people view cause of deadly police encounters
People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. (2017-12-13)
Americans are happier in states that spend more on libraries, parks and highways
Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. (2019-01-07)
Public wants young offenders tried in juvenile courts despite policymakers' get-tough stance
The juvenile justice system emerged a century ago out of the belief that young offenders were less culpable and more salvageable than their adult counterparts, but today, that system is under attack by get-tough policymakers claiming wide public support that Florida State University criminologists in Tallahassee, Fla. say simply doesn't exist. (2007-02-19)
Gun owners are more politically active, study finds
American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political scientists. (2018-09-02)
'Institution shocks' spotlight effects of changing economic institutions
Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change. (2018-05-01)
WSU sociologist sees environmental support slip under democratic presidents
Erik Johnson has what looks like a surefire way to hurt support for spending to protect the environment: Elect a Democratic president. (2019-01-22)
Presenting facts as 'consensus' bridges conservative-liberal divide over climate change
New evidence shows that 'social facts' highlighting expert consensus changes perceptions across US political spectrum -- particularly among highly educated conservatives. (2017-12-11)
When political ideology shapes luxury buying
Those with conservative leanings tend to favor preservation of socio-economic order and social hierarchy. (2018-07-20)
Study suggests that fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. (2019-01-09)
White on white: Nation's first ever 'whiteness' survey provides new insight on race
What whites think about their own race is the focus of a first-of-its-kind national survey by researchers in the University of Minnesota's department of sociology. (2006-09-06)
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers ask Americans 'What does God look like?'
A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like. (2018-06-11)
Twitter fake news engagement during 2016 election was highly concentrated and conservative-leaning
By studying how more than 16,000 American registered voters interacted with fake news sources on Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election, researchers report that engagement with fake news was extremely concentrated. (2019-01-24)
Study identifies factors that predict opposition to the Black Lives Matter Movement
A new study looked at a nationally representative sample of Americans to identify factors related to individuals (e.g., political affiliation, gender) and states (e.g., voting patterns) that predict opposition to Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. (2018-10-25)
Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work
Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. (2017-01-26)
Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think
Do liberals really drink more lattes? According to a new study from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, liberals in America are indeed more likely than conservatives to drink lattes. (2018-06-19)
People think harder and produce better political arguments when their views are challenged
People who are presented with political statements contradictory to their own beliefs tend to think harder and produce better arguments, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-09-27)
What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative
A deep analysis of a series of surveys across 16 countries that spanned several years shows that people who are on the conservative end of the political spectrum believe their lives are meaningful while those on the liberal end continue to search for meaning. (2018-07-17)
Left-brained: Study suggests conservative Democrats don't compute for liberal voters
Magnetic Resonance Imaging research finds self-identified liberals more likely to notice when candidates deviate from the party line. (2017-11-13)
Bringing Americans together on the issue of affordable housing
A lack of affordable housing is linked with many health problems, including asthma, stress and alcoholism. (2018-10-23)
Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests
The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories - even ones you might find politically tempting. (2017-11-30)
Public support for Endangered Species Act is widespread
The Endangered Species Act is portrayed -- by critics of the law, often by the media, and sometimes by conservation professionals -- as increasingly controversial, partly due to the protection of species such as wolves and spotted owls. (2018-07-23)
Certain moral values may lead to more prejudice, discrimination
People who value following purity rules over caring for others are more likely to view gay and transgender people as less human, which leads to more prejudice and support for discriminatory public policies, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-12-20)
Anxiety surrounding mass shootings briefly closes ideological divides
People who feel anxious surrounding mass shootings tend to abandon their political ideology on typically divided issues, according to a study by two University of Kansas professors. (2018-09-18)
Political left, right both inspired by utopian hopes
Studies explore moral convictions associated with same sex marriage, gun control. (2016-12-05)
Why everyone wants to help the sick -- but not the unemployed
New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why health-care costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. (2016-05-26)
Moralistic thinking on political left, right not so different
Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. (2017-01-09)
How your government is ignoring you
If it seems the federal government has largely ignored the public's biggest concerns for the past 70 years, it's because it has, contends a new book by a Michigan State University political scientist. (2014-04-14)
Have Brexit and the US presidential election made you more radical?
New Irish research suggests that political disillusionment leads to more extreme political views. (2018-01-19)
Politics, not ignorance, may pollute support for pro-science solutions
Mentioning politics in a message about an environmental issue may turn people -- even people informed about the issue -- away from supporting a pro-science solution, according to a team of researchers. (2016-06-01)
Survey: Most Americans support smart guns
Nearly 60 percent of Americans, if they buy a new handgun, are willing to purchase a smart or childproof gun -- a weapon that is only operable in the hands of an authorized user -- new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. (2016-01-21)
People in states that rely heavily on ballot initiatives are happier
According to Benjamin Radcliff, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, people in states that rely more heavily on ballot initiatives are, on average, happier than people in other states. (2015-12-18)
Fake news shared by very few, but those over 65 more likely to pass on such stories
A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called 'fake news' sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65. (2019-01-09)
Unemployment gap persists among women, minorities, white men, according to MU research
The unemployment rate differences among white males, women and minorities have decreased during the past few decades in the United States, but persistent inequalities continue among the groups, according to a study by an economist at the University of Missouri. (2012-08-07)
One-third of Americans use news sources they consider less reliable
One-third of Americans rely on news platforms they acknowledge are less reliable, mainly social media and peers. (2019-12-10)
Big government -- or good neighbors -- can improve people's health
Americans who live in states with liberal government tend to be healthier. (2014-03-20)
Climate education for kids increases climate concerns for parents
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that educating children about climate change increases their parents' concerns about climate change. (2019-05-06)
UC political scientist reveals surprising answers about religious freedom
Can political conservatives accept inclusive religious freedom rights when viewing similar issues from another perspective? (2018-09-27)
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