80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease addiction cancer smoking surveys nicotine health-and-medicine cigarettes

How COVID-19 makes the US Census even more challenging

Getting the US census count right has never been easy. COVID-19 is just one thing that makes this year's task even more challenging.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~17 min

Tags: united-states surveys government society-and-culture laws

Survey: Only 33% of Americans think return to school is safe

Americans' support for returning to in-person classes varies by gender, ethnicity, and political affiliation, a new survey shows.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents childrens-health surveys featured health-and-medicine

Nearly 50% of parents and grandparents clash over raising kids

Disagreements between parents and grandparents over issues like discipline and TV can strain relationships. Here's how families can ease tensions.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: children parents surveys families health-and-medicine

Survey: 66% of US adults say they’ll get a COVID-19 vaccine

Health experts expect a COVID-19 vaccine next year, but will the public be ready for one? A new survey digs into who says they'll get it.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines viruses united-states surveys health-and-medicine

Survey: 80% older adults have faced ageism

Many older adults in a new survey report experiencing some kind of ageism, though it hasn't dimmer their view of getting older.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: aging bias emotions surveys stereotypes health-and-medicine

Survey: Parents aren’t sure about school in the fall

A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents viruses childrens-health surveys featured society-and-culture decisions

Why some people were slow to social distance

Social distancing is the best way to protect ourselves from COVID-19. So why did some people resist doing so? A new study has some answers.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 surveys social-lives health-and-medicine

Teens who use Juul might not consider it vaping

When researchers added the term "Juul" to questions about e-cigarette use, high school students who said they had vaped rose dramatically.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: addiction teenagers electronic-cigarettes surveys nicotine health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: politics surveys society-and-culture beliefs

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