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Released: 18-Nov-2022 11:15 AM EST
There’s no evidence that U.S. aid money sent to Ukraine was then used to invest in FTX as a money laundering scheme

The news that FTX, the cryptocurrency company, filed for bankruptcy protection amid news it was short billions of dollars has spawned many conspiracy theories being shared on social media.

Released: 15-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
Albany Law School’s Government Law Center scholar explains Moore v. Harper, State Law on Federal Elections
Albany Law School

With conversations and claims about elections continuing, The Government Law Center (GLC) at Albany Law School examines the upcoming case of Moore v. Harper before the Supreme Court of the United States on Dec. 7 in its latest explainer, “Moore v. Harper: May State Laws Concerning Federal Elections Be Subject to State Judicial Review?”

Released: 7-Nov-2022 3:45 PM EST
New Research Suggests Political Events Impact Sleep
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers show how major sociopolitical events can have global impacts on sleep that are associated with significant fluctuations in the public’s collective mood, well-being, and alcohol consumption.

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Released: 3-Nov-2022 12:35 PM EDT
The Future of the Labor Market and the Economy: A Conversation with Dan Graff
University of Notre Dame

Daniel Graff is director of the University of Notre Dame’s Higgins Labor Program. Here, he explores the resurgence of unionization efforts, the future of the U.S. labor market and its impact on the economy.

Newswise: ‘On the brink of a new civil war’: New national survey highlights fragility of American democracy, stark partisan divides
Released: 3-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EDT
‘On the brink of a new civil war’: New national survey highlights fragility of American democracy, stark partisan divides
University of Notre Dame

A new nationally representative survey released by the University of Notre Dame reveals more than half of Republicans and one-third of Democrats believe the United States to be on the brink of a new civil war.

Newswise: Youth Voter Registration Is Up Compared to 2018—Especially in Key Battlegrounds
Released: 1-Nov-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Youth Voter Registration Is Up Compared to 2018—Especially in Key Battlegrounds
Tufts University

With one week to go until the 2022 midterm elections, there are 6% more young people ages 18-24 registered to vote in the United States than there were in November 2018—based on the 41 states for which data is available. This data includes major increases in electoral battlegrounds where CIRCLE research suggests young people could influence election results.

Released: 31-Oct-2022 6:55 PM EDT
Partisans Willing to Upend Democracy to Help Their Party Win Even When Polarization Is Diminished
Northwestern University

There has long been an assumption that a connection exists between affective polarization (i.e., partisan dislike of those in the other party) and anti-democratic attitudes.

Released: 31-Oct-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Female Politicians Disadvantaged by Online Prejudices and Stereotypes
University of Copenhagen

Studies of Reddit content demonstrate that female politicians are more likely to be referred to by their first names and language describing appearance and family relationships.

Newswise: Expert: 4 Ways Americans Can Keep Their Vote Secure and Accurate
Released: 28-Oct-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Expert: 4 Ways Americans Can Keep Their Vote Secure and Accurate
University of Michigan

J. Alex Halderman, one of the nation's foremost election security experts and a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, has spent much of the last two years debunking false claims of fraud that followed the 2020 election.

Released: 26-Oct-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Considering COVID a Hoax Is ‘Gateway’ to Belief in Conspiracy Theories
Ohio State University

Belief that the COVID-19 pandemic was a hoax – that its severity was exaggerated or that the virus was deliberately released for sinister reasons – functions as a “gateway” to believing in conspiracy theories generally, new research has found.

Released: 25-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Where AI and disinformation meet
Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU business professor says cyber adversaries will look to midterm elections to stir the pot with voters, with most of the hyperbolic chatter coming from malicious bots spreading racism and hate on social media and in the comments section on news sites.

Released: 20-Oct-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Prenatal care for foreign-born Latinx people dropped during 2016 presidential campaign
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Rates of prenatal care among foreign-born Latinx pregnant people decreased below expected levels during the 2016 presidential campaign – likely reflecting the effects of harmful anti-immigrant rhetoric, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: WashU Experts: Midterm elections have widespread ramifications
Released: 19-Oct-2022 3:55 PM EDT
WashU Experts: Midterm elections have widespread ramifications
Washington University in St. Louis

Voters in this year’s midterm elections, to be held nationwide Nov. 8, will be motivated by a number of hot-button issues, including abortion, climate change, voting rights, the economy and more.Here, Washington University in St. Louis faculty experts weigh in on some of the issues that will be top of voters’ minds as they head to the polls.

Newswise: Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida
Released: 19-Oct-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida
Florida Atlantic University

Seven sequenced surveys since October 2019 paint a comprehensive picture of Floridians’ climate resilience attitudes during a period of particularly dynamic political, economic and environmental events. Climate change has emerged as an abiding and cross-cutting issue in Florida.

Released: 28-Sep-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Young Americans Cite Respect, Dignity, Tolerance as Core Values, New Poll Reveals
American University

A new poll by the Sine Institute for Policy & Politics at American University offers a positive outlook for the future of American democracy, public policy, and political discourse.

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