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Atheists and Agnostics Should Vote More

Christopher Ingraham takes a look at a recent survey of atheists and agnostics and asks, "Why don't the unaffiliated vote?" As Pew Research Center's Greg Smith told me earlier this year, "It could be the 'nones' are not connected, almost...Show More Summary

4 Books That Changed Business Leaders' Lives

Why a fairy tale inspired a highly successful approach to leadership. Why a fairy tale inspired a highly successful approach to leadership. The average American read 12 books in 2015, according to findings from the Pew Research Center. Read Full Story

3 Secrets to Business Insider’s Success on LinkedIn

As LinkedIn regulars know, LinkedIn isn’t just for job searches – it’s for news. Over the last few years it has become clear that people are posting – and reading – more news on the platform. According to a recent Pew Research survey,...Show More Summary

How Election 2016 Is an Unpopularity Contest Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A new report from the Pew Research Center Wednesday confirms what Americans have been muttering under (and over) their breaths for months: Election 2016 is all doom and gloom. The presidential race ultimately will come down to voting for a perceived lesser of two evils, the responses indicate. Show More Summary

The 3 most common income tax myths that just won't die

Statistically speaking, most people don't like preparing, or even thinking about, their income tax returns. A survey from Pew Research Center in 2013 showed that 56% of Americans either "hate" or "dislike" doing their taxes each year, compared to 34% who either "love" or "like" it. Show More Summary

BitchTapes: Las Rockeras

Latinx, Spanish Katie Presley Spanish is the most-spoken language in U.S. homes after English, according to a Pew Research poll. It is the majority language in 21 sovereign states, and more than 440 million people speak it worldwide....Show More Summary

How to Guide Your Children into a Lifelong Relationship with God

Most parents want to pass along their faith and values to their children. But it’s difficult with so many negative influences and images that flood our screens. In fact, a study conducted by the Pew Research Center last year found that millennials are walking away from Christianity in record numbers. This statistic worries me. I’m Keep Reading ?

Here’s Why Newspaper Endorsements May Matter This Year

Do newspaper endorsements matter? Not everyone thinks so. In a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of respondents said a newspaper endorsement had “no effect” on their vote. But a research paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research that year found an exception: When they were unexpected. For example, if…

“Evaluating Online Nonprobability Surveys”

Courtney Kennedy, Andrew Mercer, Scott Keeter, Nick Hatley, Kyley McGeeney and Alejandra Gimenez wrote this very reasonable report for Pew Research. Someone should send a copy to Michael W. Link or whoever’s running the buggy-whip show nowadays. The post “Evaluating Online Nonprobability Surveys” appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Surveying Views on Enhancement Technologies, such as Longevity Therapies

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

You'll no doubt recall that the Pew Research Center ran a survey a few years back showing that most people didn't want to live longer lives, were that possibility on offer through progress in medical science. There are indications that...Show More Summary

Waking up from minimum wage fairy tales

The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. In a survey done by Pew Research in 2014, 73 percent favored increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. Bernie Sanders became a surprisingly popular presidential candidate, promising a federal minimum wage of […]

Milbank: Hillary likely low-balled the number of deplorables

That doesn’t mean she should have said it, just that she wasn’t wrong. In June, the Pew Research Center found that 79 percent of Clinton voters believe the treatment of racial and ethnic minorities is an important issue, while only 42 percent of Trump supporters feel that way. As I wrote previously, earlier Pew research [...]

The Dominant Forces In The U.S. Gun Market [Infographic]

According to the Pew Research Center, there are an estimated 270 to 310 million guns in the United States, nearly one for every single person in the country.Given that massive number, it comes as little surprise that the civilian gun market is worth about$15 billion, a number that's growing steadily. Mother [...]

Most American Readers Still Enjoy Print Books

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A team at the Pew Research Center conducted a phone survey and found that four out of ten Americans exclusively read from print books.

77% of Americans Say Libraries Provide Needed Resources

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The majority of Americans (77%) consider public libraries to provide useful resources to the community, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center.

Waking Up From Minimum Wage Fairy Tales

The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. In a survey done by Pew Research in 2014, 73

How's Your District Protecting Confidential Student & Staff Data? #edtech #txlege #txed

“People are living in an unprecedented condition,” shares the 2014 Pew Research Report on The Future of Privacy, “of ubiquitous surveillance.” And, although we are now in 2016, did you know that 2014 was known as the Year of the Hack,...Show More Summary

Libraries 2016 | Pew Research Center

Topic: Libraries Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer From Libraries 2016 | Pew Research Center Tweet

Concern About Terrorist Attacks Is Growing, 15 Years After 9/11

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

As the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, many Americans think terrorists are more capable of launching an attack on the U.S. than they were in 2001, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center. Forty...Show More Summary

Don't give up on Print.

A recent telephone survey undertaken by Pew Research confirmed book reading is still a strong pastime despite the wide variety of distractions and other content options. The study confirmed that 73% of Americans read at least one book during the year with the mean number of books read at a healthy four titles per year. Show More Summary

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