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Why Do People in New Democracies Stop Voting?

An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended o...

– Universite de Montreal

American Political Science Review

Pros & Cons of Joining a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax

– Vanderbilt University

University of Utah professor: #GrahamCassidy a threat to employer-provided health insurance

– University of Utah

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016

College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study from Tufts University’s Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students.

– Tufts University

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Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not That of Hispanics and African-Americans

Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-...

– Baylor University

American Journal of Political Science

Temple University Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Case on New Jersey Sports Betting

– Temple University

Unfiltered Trump Is Unprecedented, Expert in Presidential Rhetoric Says

– University of Kansas

Study Showing 70 Years of Improving Campus Climate For LGBTQ Students Raises Concerns About Trump Policies

The author of a new study showing slow but consistent progress in the experiences of LGBTQ students on college campuses over the past 70 years is concerned that for the first time since 1944, that trend may be reversing.

– University of Vermont

Journal of College Student Development

Science Denial Not Limited to Political Right

A new study from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests people of all political backgrounds can be motivated to participate in science denial.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump’s U.N. Speech

Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump’s U.N. Speech

Expert Available

– American University

ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the 21 other health care organizations listed below are meeting with their representatives and senators today. They will urge Congress to continue its historic support of research funding f...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Experts Available on Latest ACA Repeal Effort

– Northwestern University

Business Leaders Won’t Wait for White House to Tackle Climate Change

– Cornell University

Q&A: Is the United States Moving Towards Single Payer Health Care?

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Reliance on ‘Gut Feelings’ Linked to Belief in Fake News

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University


Arkansas University Joins New Department of Homeland Security-Funded Consortium

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been named a priority partner in a new Department of Homeland Security-funded national consortium. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate will award the consortium a $3.85 ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

@UMGermDept Prof. Andrei Markovits on German elections: There's no question that Angela Merkel will win, it is only a question of by how much.

– University of Michigan





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