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2009-03-17 16:59:02

A Chicago-based Web site said its survey indicates 18 percent of U.S. office workers have participated in March Madness college basketball pools at their jobs. CareerBuilder.com said its survey of 8,038 full-time office workers, conducted online between Nov. 12 and Dec. 1, found 24 percent of male respondents said they have participated in office pools related to the annual March NCAA basketball championship, while 11 percent of women said the same. Regionally, the poll indicates that the...

2009-01-16 22:47:40

The presidential election has resulted in girls and boys having an increased awareness of the barriers that face women, a U.S. survey indicates. Fifty-nine percent say the election increased their confidence in being able to achieve their goals in the future, while 55 percent say the election has increased their comfort level in speaking up and expressing their opinions. Both boys and girls increased their appreciation for the difficulties that women face. Forty-three percent of girls say...

2008-12-30 17:47:49

A poll of U.S. adults found football was far and away the favorite sport of respondents, with 41 percent calling the game their favorite sport to watch. The Gallup Organization said its annual Lifestyle poll of 1,009 adults, conducted Dec. 4-7, found only 10 percent of those surveyed chose second-place baseball as their favorite sport to watch and 9 percent picked basketball. Gallup said the question was first asked in a 1937 poll and has been periodically updated. Football first overtook...

2008-12-16 18:29:28

Family members of those honored on a Meriden, Conn., World War II plaque said they are lobbying the city to correct the monument's spelling errors. Resident Anthony Zipoli said the names of his father and two uncles are misspelled on the 25-year-old memorial wall and other locals said those names were not the only mistakes, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn., reported Tuesday. In addition to further spelling mistakes among the names on the wall, resident Don Ives said his father's name should not have...

2008-10-10 00:00:33

Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) today criticized as irresponsible the City of Tucson's release of a consultant's report concerning the electrocution of Deshun Glover at Reid Park on July 25, 2008. According to TEP, that report contained factual errors that may have contributed to incorrect or unsubstantiated conclusions made by the City's consultant, George J. Hogge. "We just received the consultant's report, and based on our first glance we found significant errors that likely affected...

2008-08-28 06:00:44

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL Half of Nevada residents would support restrictions on their water use to help stretch the region's shrinking supply in the face of climate change, according to a Review-Journal opinion poll. Fewer than one third of Nevadans polled said they would oppose new restrictions on water use, while 19 percent of respondents were undecided. Among the likely voters interviewed in six Western states, those in Nevada and Utah were most willing to...

2008-08-28 06:00:44

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL In six Western states, a majority of likely voters are willing to pay higher prices for energy from clean renewable resources such as wind and solar rather than continue to rely on oil, natural gas and coal for power, an independent regional poll has found. In all, 64 percent of the 2,400 respondents said they would be willing to pay more for clean energy, and 28 percent said they would be reluctant to do so. Eight percent weren't...

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2008-04-01 15:10:00

If you are struggling to retrieve a word that you are certain is on the tip of your tongue, or trying to perfect a slapshot that will send your puck flying into a hockey net, or if you keep stumbling over the same sequence of notes on the piano, be warned: you might be unconsciously creating a pattern of failure, a new study reveals.The research appears today in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.Karin Humphreys, assistant professor in McMaster University's Faculty of Science,...

2006-08-14 21:20:57

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Snow White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. According to the poll by Zogby International, commissioned by the makers of a new online game on pop culture called "Gold Rush," 57 percent of Americans could identify J.K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as Harry Potter, while only 50 percent could name the British...

2006-08-14 21:06:32

Corrects description of "Gold Rush" in second paragraph to online game from game show. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Snow White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. According to the poll by Zogby International, commissioned by the makers of a new online game on pop culture called "Gold Rush," 57 percent of Americans could identify J.K. Rowling's...