You’re more likely to believe polls when your candidate leads

We tend to think that polls that show our favored candidate doing well are more credible, researchers find.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias elections politics polling united-states

Cynical voices online cut trust in journalism

Our trust in journalism can take a real hit because of cynical views online, research suggests.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet journalism politics social-lives social-media trust

In 2016, top GOP candidates used this Twitter strategy

The last two Republicans standing in the 2016 presidential primaries were Trump and Kasich. A trove of Twitter data shows they employed the same strategy.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections politics rhetoric social-media twitter

Your politics may shape your morality

Your politics and even your party affiliation may shape your morality, rather than the other way around, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs morals politics

Candidates of color boost political donations from voters of color

The new research also shows that white donors give less money to minority candidates for office.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections money politics race-and-ethnicity united-states

Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts still face huge hurdles

"...it will take more than good will to finish the unfinished business of the civil rights era. It will take activism and mobilization just as it did in the past."

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination history immigration laws politics race segregation united-states

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections politics speech stereotypes stuttering united-states

Survey finds bipartisan support for sex ed

"This study validates that most likely voters want comprehensive sex education for middle and high school students."

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture birth-control education politics safe-sex sex teenagers united-states

Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health death guns injuries money politics research united-states weapons

1st 2016 presidential debate left women sad and men angry

Facial recognition technology sheds light the emotional reactions of men and women during first presidential debate in 2016.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions faces gender politics presidential-elections television

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