Why do so few young people vote?

Why do so few young people in the United States vote? Listen to an expert explain the gap between intention to vote and actual turnout.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: politics young-adults united-states featured society-and-culture voters

Do finances of House lawmakers sway key votes?

Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: united-states us-congress society-and-culture laws stock-market finances

Gauge of US democracy hits its lowest score yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: politics united-states government democracy society-and-culture protests

What the US needs to do to secure election 2020

Paper ballots and updated voter machine standards are among the best ways to protect democracy and the security of the election, experts say.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: united-states security society-and-culture elections voting

Red-led states tend to get mask mandates later

The new study examines a series of factors surrounding the announcement (or lack thereof) of statewide mask mandates in all 50 states.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states health-and-medicine laws

Only 6% without comorbidities? The truth about COVID deaths

A recent CDC report says only 6% of people who died from COVID-19 in 2019 didn't have any comorbidities. That doesn't mean what you'll read on social media.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 death united-states featured health-and-medicine

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

Some states began social distancing too late

A new report on when states enacted pandemic-fighting measures like social distancing also shows that reopening the economy will take major caution.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 united-states featured social-lives health-and-medicine

‘Underwater’ mortgages sap earnings and mobility

New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt

Mail delays could affect prescriptions for 1 in 4 adults over 50

A huge number of older adults get prescriptions through the mail, poll data shows. Delays in mail delivery could affect their getting medications on time.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: older-adults united-states prescription-drugs featured health-and-medicine

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