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Attitudes toward race, immigration underscored vote switching in 2016 election
It's estimated that around 9% of voters who supported Barack Obama in 2012 crossed party lines to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 -- but why? (2019-07-25)
Is 2016 US presidential election associated with preterm births among Latina women?
A national population-based study suggests the 2016 US presidential election may have been associated with an increase in preterm births among Latina women in the United States. (2019-07-19)
CEO political activism -- Jobseekers want bosses who take a stand
Chief executives who speak out on political issues and take a principled stance are increasingly sought out by jobseekers who believe such behaviour signals fair treatment, respect for employees, and a more responsible vision beyond nurturing the bottom line, new research shows. (2019-07-03)
Vanished classmates: The effects of immigration enforcement on school enrollment
Partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police departments designed to enforce immigration laws reduced the number of Hispanic students in US public schools in adopting counties by 10 percent after two years. (2019-07-02)
Private prisons have a political role in corrections issues in the US, researcher finds
Private prisons play a political role in immigration and incarceration issues in the United States and the industry may face obstacles as well as opportunities in the current political landscape, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests. (2019-06-25)
Is US immigration policy environment associated with mental health outcomes for US-born teens of of immigrant parents
The current immigration policy environment in America appears to be associated with reported adverse mental health outcomes among US-born children of Latinx immigrants. (2019-06-24)
Deportation worries fuel anxiety, poor sleep, among US-born Latinx youth
A new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers tracked the mental and physical health of US-born teenage children of Mexican and Central American immigrants in California in the years before and after the 2016 election. (2019-06-24)
Democrats and Republicans agree: Take politics out of health policymaking
It's no secret that Americans are politically divided, but a new report offers hope that Democrats and Republicans find common ground on at least one issue: the role of 'evidence' in developing and shaping health laws. (2019-06-18)
Courts' sentencing of Hispanic defendants differs by destination, citizenship, year
A new study examined whether federal courts in areas where Hispanics have historically immigrated handed out sentences differently than federal courts in areas that are new destinations for Hispanic immigration, and how those sentences differed by citizenship. (2019-06-10)
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks Research led by the University of Kent has found that terrorist attacks in Europe don't increase support for populist parties. (2019-06-05)
Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time
With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Oxford. (2019-05-23)
Immigrants: citizens' acceptance depends on questions asked
How many immigrants per year should Switzerland be prepared to welcome? (2019-05-02)
Policies valuing cultural diversity improve minority students' sense of belonging
Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps. (2019-04-24)
Rurality, social identity is driving polarization in Iowa
What will shape voter attitudes heading into the 2020 election? (2019-04-22)
A simple nudge leads low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship
Through a randomized field experiment, researchers at Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab demonstrate that a low-cost nudge informing immigrants about their eligibility for a federal fee waiver increased rates of citizenship applications. (2019-04-15)
How societal attitudes, political rhetoric affect immigrants' health
For immigrants to the United States, the current political climate, and debates over issues such as a border wall, become part of the environment that influences their health, according to a new University of Washington study. (2019-04-09)
UTSA researcher studies bias in prosecutor filing trends
UTSA Criminal Justice professors Richard Hartley and Rob Tillyer have studied the factors affecting whether prosecutors decline to charge someone arrested for a federal crime. (2019-04-01)
Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success
The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of St Andrews and Jose LiƱares-Zegarra, University of Essex. (2019-03-29)
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population -- a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. (2019-03-29)
Migrants are their country's best and brightest
It flies in the face of popular perception -- but people who choose to emigrate are those with the best education. (2019-03-25)
New computational tool could change how we study pathogens
A sophisticated new analysis too incorporating advanced mathematical strategies could help revolutionize the way researchers investigate the spread and distribution of dangerous, fast-evolving disease vectors. (2019-03-22)
Cross-regional study of Russian teachers' attitudes towards cultural diversity
Many countries today face the difficulties of teaching kids of religious and ethnic minorities. (2019-03-15)
UK failing to provide universal health coverage by charging undocumented migrant kids
By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare, the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage -- in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children's rights -- argue infectious disease and global health experts in an editorial published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-03-14)
Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years
A new paper published in the Review of Economic Studies finds that US counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. (2019-03-12)
Recent advances in spina bifida care extend life and improve quality of life
Spina bifida (myelomeningocele) is the most common, permanently disabling birth defect compatible with life. (2019-02-28)
Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer
According to the results of a new study led by a researcher from the University of California, Riverside, a subset of women living in the US may be at higher risk for breast cancer than previously observed. (2019-02-28)
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. (2019-02-21)
International medical graduates care for Medicare patients with greater health care needs
A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital research team indicates that internal medicine physicians who are graduates of medical schools outside the US care for Medicare patients with more complex medical needs than those cared for by graduates of American medical schools. (2019-02-19)
Brexit as much due to resistance to supranationalism as immigration
The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) may have had as much to do with people's distrust of international organisations as it did fear of immigration. (2019-02-12)
Asking patients about sexual orientation, gender identity
Patients are open to being asked about their sexual orientation and gender identity in primary care, which can help make health care more welcoming, although the stage should be set for these questions and they should include a range of options, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-01-21)
Poll: Majority of millennials do not like Trump, Twitter
A new national poll of millennials looks at opinions on President Trump, social media, key issues and potential 2020 presidential candidates. (2019-01-16)
Does political party trump ideology?
With party and ideology so closely intertwined, the question has in the past been nearly impossible to pin down, but a new study shows that a person's policy positions are quite malleable when told that leaders of their political party support a different position. (2018-12-18)
Deportation: Noncitizens fare better in counties that are 20-40 percent Hispanic
An exhaustive new analysis of deportation practices across the country reveals a 'protective effect' for noncitizens living in communities that are 20 percent to 40 percent Hispanic. (2018-12-12)
Fear of disloyalty drives bias against bicultural immigrants
Members of a majority group tend to hold negative views of minority-group individuals who claim more than one identity, according to new Yale-led research. (2018-11-01)
Baby-naming trends reveal ongoing quest for individuality
Choosing a baby's name that is distinctive is becoming harder, research reveals. (2018-10-31)
Research sheds light on conspiracy theory elements
'Our study also suggests that alternative media spreading conspiracy theories appear to better align with anti- and pro-globalism than with left- and right-leaning political ideologies.' (2018-10-30)
Why polarized politicians can represent citizens best
Do ideologically extreme politicians deemed 'polarized' misrepresent a more moderate populace? (2018-10-30)
Politics interferes with the ability to assess expertise
Learning about someone's political beliefs interferes with a person's ability to assess expertise, as people judge like-minded peers as being more expert in fields completely unrelated to politics, finds a new UCL-led study. (2018-10-23)
Measuring immigrant integration
Researchers at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University and ETH Zurich developed a new pragmatic survey tool to measure immigrant integration. (2018-10-23)
Societies can remain distinct despite migration
Countries around the world can retain distinct cultures despite migration, new research shows. (2018-10-17)
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