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Newswise: Study Shows Without the US, International Climate Change Agreement Could be Reached – But It Would Require Major Additional Contributions from Large Developing Countries

Study Shows Without the US, International Climate Change Agreement Could be Reached – But It Would Require Major Additional Contributions from Large Developing Countries

Stony Brook University

With the United States withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, questions arise about the future global success of mitigating the effects of climate change. A new study addresses these questions in a recently published paper in the Journal of Theoretical Politics.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Pollution, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Politics, Staff Picks,

Released:
25-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts to pre-attack levels within 30 days.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Guns and Violence, Terrorism, U.S. Politics,

Released:
10-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Opposition to Muslim Ban Continues, Thanks to American Values

University of Delaware

A new study found movements that promote American inclusiveness can have a lasting impact on policies that target racial, ethnic or religious minority groups, such as Trump’s "Muslim ban." The study suggests policy attitudes related to stigmatized groups are more malleable than previously assumed.

Channels: Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics, Behavioral Science, All Journal News,

Released:
28-Jun-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials

Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame associate professors Cynthia Wu and Eric Sims will present the findings in their paper on assessing the agency’s tools for dealing with economic decline to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other high-level economists at a Fed conference in Chicago June 4-5.

Channels: Economics, Entrepreneurship, Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

Released:
3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Youth Voter Turnout Analysis Shows Across-the-Board Increases in 2018 Midterms

Youth Voter Turnout Analysis Shows Across-the-Board Increases in 2018 Midterms

Tufts University

Youth voter turnout (ages 18-29) increased in the 2018 midterm election in all 34 states for which data are available, according to two new analyses from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

Released:
2-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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How Children & Teens Die in America: Study Reveals the Widespread & Persistent Role of Firearms

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 -- 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. But while death rates from the top cause – motor vehicle crashes – have declined steadily since 1999, rates from the second-leading cause - firearms - have gone up. It’s the first time all causes of child and adolescent death have been tallied by both mechanism and intent.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Children's Health, Guns and Violence, NEJM, Local - Michigan, Public Health, U.S. Politics,

Released:
14-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: White Americans See Many Immigrants as 'Illegal' Until Proven Otherwise, Survey Finds

White Americans See Many Immigrants as 'Illegal' Until Proven Otherwise, Survey Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled "shithole" nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Immigration, U.S. Politics, Race and Ethnicity, All Journal News,

Released:
11-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Newswise: Anger, Anxiety Motivating Voters in 2018

Anger, Anxiety Motivating Voters in 2018

University of Delaware

The political climate has Americans fuming and they report feeling less hopeful and proud heading into the midterm elections. A new national poll found emotions driving increased involvement and engagement as November approaches, especially among women and Millennials.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Gender Issues, Government/Law, Psychology and Psychiatry, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics, Local - Delaware,

Released:
13-Jul-2018 3:20 AM EDT
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