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2012-05-20 22:21:39

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harris Poll has been measuring the confidence of the American public in the leaders of major institutions since 1966. After seeing drops in confidence in almost all institutions last year, there is some stability this year as well as some small upward levels of confidence. However, some institutions are still at all time lows. Again this year, only 6% of all adults have a great deal of confidence in the leaders of Congress. Only one in ten Americans...

2012-04-03 09:46:54

Professors Sören Holmberg and Lennart Weibull presented the 2012 results of the annual study 'Förtroendebarometern' at the Media Days in Gothenburg in early March. The study shows the public's confidence in Swedish media actors, institutions and companies. Universities and university colleges once again placed high. Out of all the organizations included in survey, the public service radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) tops the list — 78 percent of the...

Study Finds Conservative Trust In Science Declining
2012-04-01 06:11:11

Conservative voters say that they have less confidence in the institution of science now than they did during the mid-1970s, claims a study published last Thursday in the American Sociological Review. According to USNews.com reporter Jason Koebler, the study, which was conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist Gordon Gauchat, found that just 35% said that they had a "great deal of trust in science" in 2010. In comparison, in 1974, 48% said that they trusted the...

2012-03-06 22:50:11

From the corporate boardroom to the kitchen table, important decisions are often made in collaboration. But are two–or three or five–heads better than one? Not always, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania´s Wharton School. “People who make judgments by working with someone else are more confident in those judgments. As a result they take less input from other people”–and this myopia wipes out any advantage a pair may have over an...

2012-02-07 20:59:16

The abundance of false information available on the Internet, in movies and on TV has created a big challenge for educators. Students sometimes arrive in classrooms filled with inaccurate knowledge they are confident is correct, indicating it is deeply entrenched in their memory. According to Duke University researchers, educators might be able to help students overcome their misconceptions by correcting inaccurate information then having the students practice retrieving it from memory....

2012-01-30 09:35:00

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IT Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. technology workers, showed a positive uptick in confidence from 47.3 to 52.0 in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a recent online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Technisource®. Showing some much needed signs of recovery, the survey of 3,721 U.S. adults, among which 246 are employed in information technology, denotes the return of...

2012-01-20 07:58:00

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update of recent assay results from the on-going drill program at its 100%-owned Haile Gold Mine project in South Carolina. The 2011 fourth quarter drill results continue to demonstrate the sustained growth and continuity of the mineralized system at Haile.  Highlighted holes from zones throughout the property from this drilling program include: -- At...

2011-10-25 09:37:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The IT Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. technology workers, showed a decline from 56.2 to 47.3 in the third quarter of 2011, according to a recent survey commissioned by Technisource®. Surprisingly, the survey of 3,813 U.S. adults among which 257 are employed in information technology, marks the lowest confidence level amongst IT professionals in more than two years, despite...

2011-07-26 08:43:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technisource IT Employee Confidence Index changed only slightly from 56.3 to 56.2 in the second quarter of 2011, according to a recent survey of 3,833 U.S. adults among which 227 are employed in IT commissioned by Technisource®, the technology services division of SFN Group, Inc. The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive®, demonstrates stabilization in the confidence levels of IT...

2011-07-06 01:00:00

LONDON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study of used car values around the UK reveals mixed economic outlook and varied consumer confidence - Used car prices are a better short term indicator or economic outlook than house prices The latest used car prices study by UsedCarExpert.co.uk has revealed a mixed economic outlook for the UK. With cars being the second most expensive item most households buy, but more easily changed than...