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14 striking findings from 2014

8 hours agoOdd : Kottke.org

The Pew Research Center shares some of the most interesting findings from the reports they published in 2014. The increasing gap in wealth between white and non-white households since the 2007 recession was the most shocking to me. Over the past 10 years, the net worth of black households has been cut in half. Tags: best of best of 2014 infoviz lists

The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us Is The Widest It's Been In 30 Years. Here's One Reason Why.

The wealth gap between the richest 20 percent of Americans and everyone else is the widest it's been in three decades, according to a report released last week by the Pew Research Center. Many factors contribute to this great divide:...Show More Summary

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Here ya go, all free. (If I had time to turn the URLs into text, I would, but I don’t. Merry Christmas, ya’ll.) Above-and-Beyond Responses: Part 1 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (has some thoughts by yours truly)  Above-and-Beyond Responses: Part 2 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (has more […]

New Study Shows Record-Setting Wealth Gap

Post recession, most American families are in about the same place they were over 20 years ago wealth-wise, a Pew Research Center survey of consumer finances shows.

The Income Gap Between Races Is Wider Than It’s Been for Decades

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

    A recent Pew Research Center study declares, “Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession.” Shutterstock Wealth inequality between whites and their black and hispanic counterparts has reached...Show More Summary

Experts: Internet privacy will be hard to find in 2025

Activists and developers are trying to find ways to protect privacy in a time of heightened government surveillance. But it may all be for naught, according to a new study The Pew Research Center published a report last Thursday in which...Show More Summary

Religious Americans More Likely to Support Torture

Back in May 2009, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted surveys and found that the more religious an American is, the more likely he or she is to support torture. More than five years later, not much has changed. Show More Summary

Money Monday: White Households Hold Thirteen Times More Wealth than Black Households

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, white Americans now hold thirteen dollars of wealth for every dollar held by black Americans. The median net worth of white households in 2013 was $141,000, while the median net worth of black families rang in at only $11,000. This wealth gap has widened since Keep Reading ?

Pew Admits Flaw In Poll Being Used To Attack Stronger Gun Laws

The research group whose misleading poll question was heavily touted by the media to suggest "growing public support for gun rights" has acknowledged that the question was flawed. Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results...Show More Summary

Is Protecting Gun Rights Really a Growing Priority for Americans?

The PEW Research Center released a survey this month suggesting that for the first time in two decades more Americans support "gun rights" than "gun control." But the poll's question on that point, asking respondents whether it's more...Show More Summary

Will online privacy problems be solved by 2025? Experts respond in Pew study

As the boundaries between privacy and public information blur, policymakers and technology innovators will struggle to respond, according to a Pew Research Center study on the future of privacy released Thursday.

Will online privacy problems be solved by 2025? Experts respond in Pew study

As the boundaries between privacy and public information blur, policymakers and technology innovators will struggle to respond, according to a Pew Research Center study on the future of privacy released Thursday.

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[Content Note: Class warfare.]Seven and seventy: A new Pew Research Center analysis of wealth finds the gap between America's upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record. In 2013, the median wealth...Show More Summary

New Pew study finds most people OK trading privacy for valued digital services

The Pew Research Center this morning released the last of seven studies on where digital life is headed in the next decade — this one focused on privacy concerns. A survey of experts revealed split opinion on whether there will be aShow More Summary

Study: Over Half of Americans Think CIA Torture Methods Revealed in Senate Report Are Justified

last weekNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock How are we ever going to learn from our mistakes when we won’t even admit they were errors at all? That’s the question that comes to mind when looking at the Pew Research Center’s recent national survey about the CIA’s interrogation...Show More Summary

Experts Expect Public Living to Become the Default by 2025

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the Pew Research Center has released a series of reports about how digital technology will impact the way we live in 2025. The latest in this series takes a look at the future of...Show More Summary

U.S. Wealth Gap Is Widest in at Least 30 Years, Study Finds

The median net worth of upper-income families doubled in a 30-year period, but shrank for lower-income families, a report from the Pew Research Center found.

Wealth Gap between America’s Rich and Middle-Class Families Widest on Record

The typical affluent family in America now has nearly seven times the wealth of a middle-income family, the biggest wealth gap in three decades, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.

Torture is wrong: Readers agree, even if most Americans might not

File this one under "Depressing Polls": A survey conducted by the pew Research Center shows that on the question of whether torture (or, in CIA speak, enhanced interrogation) is morally acceptable or effective, most Americans fall somewhere between "not sure" and "of...

The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.

I couldn't resist stealing that from The Washington Post. Talk about grabbing your attention.It's a perfect way to sum up the new Pew Research Center survey about Americans and Christmas.That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center...Show More Summary

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