1 trick gets Americans out of their political box

Before the 2016 US presidential election, an experiment suggested that manipulation could get voters to adopt political views that weren't their own.

McGill University | Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs politics surveys

Does a polarized US congress get more done?

A Congress divided along political party lines may actually be more efficient at getting work done—at least in the House.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture politics united-states

Climate politics outweigh science for coastal Floridians

A new book investigates how coastal Florida residents think about climate change and finds politics are swaying more people than science.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State | Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture beliefs climate-change floods politics united-states

US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism politics race-and-ethnicity religion trends united-states

How politicians steal elections in Eastern Europe

A new book digs into how corrupt politicians cheat in elections in Hungary and Romania, and its far more than just buying votes.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections europe politics voters

Political events take an emotional toll on young doctors

Political events in the last few years have affected young doctors' moods as much as some of their most stressful training, new research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism physicians politics stress

Voter poll: 11% of Republicans say climate is a crisis

A survey of people who intend to vote in the presidential primaries suggests more concern about climate change among Republicans than you might expect.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change politics united-states voters

Here’s what you need to know about impeachment

A law professor and former federal prosecutor explains what's going on with the impeachment proceedings in Congress and what's next.

Stanford | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government laws politics us-presidents united-states

Young and old are split on America’s greatest issues

Young or old, Republican or Democrat, Americans disagree about a lot, a new poll finds. They agree on one thing, though: Not trusting the government.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs economics politics united-states

Americans usually move to places that match their politics

When Americans migrate within the US, they tend to move to places that suit their political beliefs, a trend that could increase polarization.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture migration politics social-lives

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