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2013-02-26 11:36:18

A newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world. The surveys showed that when asked to rank priority worries, people were five times more likely to point to the economy over the environment. Additionally, when asked about climate change, people identified the issue as more of a national problem than a personal concern. Coordinated surveys, conducted by the International Social Survey...

2012-10-24 04:01:31

Metadata Technology North America to provide technical support for the capture of new metadata and development of web portal for the General Social Survey (GSS) and American National Election Studies (ANES). (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Researchers will have access to improved metadata and new tools to search through and analyze the General Social Survey (GSS) and the American National Election Studies (ANES) under a new joint initiative launched by Inter-university Consortium for Political and...

Your Odds Of Living A Long Life Just Got Worse
2012-02-07 10:46:07

Research just published by a team of demographers at the social science research organization NORC at the University of Chicago contradicts a long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out above age 80. It also explains why there are only half as many people in the U.S. age 100 and above than the Census Bureau predicted there would be as recently as six years ago. The research is based on a new way of accurately measuring mortality of Americans who are 80 years of...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORC at The University of Chicago today announced the appointment of two new senior research fellows--Michael Collins, Ph.D. and Wilhelmine Miller, MS, Ph.D.--to the department of Health Care Research. "Across the board, in both the public and private sectors, health care reform calls for a focus on objective data and analysis that will allow decision makers to effectively implement the changes required by the new law, as well as to evaluate the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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