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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

Jan. 24, 2017 — Two large-scale experiments were conducted on Reddit and the results provide insight into how a single up/down vote can influence what content users see on the ... read more

What Do New Yorkers Think of Their Healthcare?

Nov. 2, 2016 — A painful, pre-existing condition — obsession over the cost of medical care and health insurance – makes the latest announcements of rising insurance rates a potent political issue, according to ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed what they call “sentiment analysis” software that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say. To test out the accuracy of ... read more

Threatened by Diversity?

Oct. 26, 2016 — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all ... read more

New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

Oct. 26, 2016 — One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren't the biggest cause, a new study ... read more

Climate Change: Voters Will Be Hot Under the Collar by 2099

Oct. 26, 2016 — By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, experts predict. Leveraging a century's worth of political science research, they ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — As if you weren't feeling this already, new research says that two motivations -- your policy positions and your social identity -- are competing to shape which candidate you will choose or ... read more

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

Oct. 18, 2016 — What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern ... read more

Who Are You Calling a Good Liberal?

Oct. 12, 2016 — Republicans embrace the conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats are willing to self-identify as liberals, according to a new ... read more

Emission Reductions Hampered by EU Internal Policy Processes, New Research Finds

Oct. 11, 2016 — Current policy processes at the European Commission are having a detrimental effect on achieving reductions in harmful greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, say ... read more

Vast Majority of Impoverished Fathers Involved With Their Children

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new study suggests criticism of impoverished and African-American fathers for not being involved in the lives of their children is largely unfounded and that even in cases of incarceration, most ... read more

Sociologists Examine Shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Sep. 27, 2016 — Sociologists look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act acquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left ... read more

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

1 in 4 U.S. Employees Negatively Affected by Political Talk at Work This Election Season, Finds New Survey

Sep. 14, 2016 — This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the ... read more

Men Less Sensitive to Stigma Attached to Radical Right

Sep. 14, 2016 — In almost all elections in every European country, more men than women vote for radical right-wing parties. Still, on average, as many women as men can identify with a radical right-wing ideology. ... read more

Time to Outsource Key Tasks of WHO to Better-Placed and Capable Agencies, Say Experts

Sep. 12, 2016 — It's time to outsource key functions of The World Health Organization to bodies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank and The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and ... read more

Should Gay Candidates Come out of the (Political) Closet? Study Says Yes

Sep. 12, 2016 — A political science researcher finds that the sexual orientation of LGBT candidates no longer poses an impediment to being elected to public office -- and, in some cases, may actually help them ... read more

Political Inequality Leads to Digital Inequality

Sep. 8, 2016 — During the Arab Spring, the internet was frequently seen as a 'liberation technology.' According to this view, it fosters political transparency, political rights and democracy. New ... read more

Americans Are More Politically Independent, More Polarized Than Ever

Sep. 7, 2016 — Today's young millennial voters are seen as a key demographic for political victory in many races this fall. Now, new research suggests that millennials' political views differ ... read more

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