Latest Political ideologies Stories

2013-12-10 23:21:53

New research from the University of Virginia and Ranker suggests that liberals and conservatives are increasingly likely to move to communities that reinforce their political preferences. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Do “Red America” and a “Blue America” exist? New research suggests that they increasingly do. Research by political psychologist Matt Motyl, Ranker data scientist Ravi Iyer, and their colleagues Shigehiro Oishi, Sophie Trawalter, and Brian Nosek,...

2013-11-19 13:07:09

Liberals tend to underestimate the amount of actual agreement among those who share their ideology, while conservatives tend to overestimate intra-group agreement, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. These findings may help to explain differences in how political groups and movements, like the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, gain traction on the national stage: "The Tea Party movement developed a...

2012-03-29 23:26:05

Trust in science has also declined among people who frequently attend church While trust in science remained stable among people who self-identified as moderates and liberals in the United States between 1974 and 2010, trust in science fell among self-identified conservatives by more than 25 percent during the same period, according to new research from Gordon Gauchat, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services...

2012-01-27 14:19:06

Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however, that help drive political engagement, researchers say. "American polarization is largely exaggerated," says Leaf Van Boven of the University of Colorado Boulder, especially by people who adopt strong political stances. And when people perceive a large gap between political parties, they may be more motivated to vote....

2012-01-05 12:53:48

New study brings to light physiological, cognitive differences of political left and right From cable TV news pundits to red-meat speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, our nation's deep political stereotypes are on full display: Conservatives paint self-indulgent liberals as insufferably absent on urgent national issues, while liberals say fear-mongering conservatives are fixated on exaggerated dangers to the country. A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests there are...

2010-06-14 13:21:00

Hudson Institute's 2010 Bradley Symposium at the St. Regis Hotel on June 16 WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Off-year elections and opinion surveys suggest that the public is increasingly frustrated with the current direction of public policy. It seems to many that Washington is out of touch with the concerns of the American people, pursuing sweeping overhauls of health care, education, and environmental regulation, while ignoring immediate concerns like disappearing jobs and...

2009-12-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Green News Portal, www.ecoseed.org, today officially launched its Chinese Mandarin language version at www.ecoseed.org.cn. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/NY17098LOGO ) "We noticed strong interest from readers all over China in our English language green news site which was launched with great success back in May 2009. We have therefore decided to implement and dedicate exclusive resources focused on the Chinese language...

2009-10-01 13:12:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of leading environmental companies, associations, and organizations today announced their official support for Dot Eco LLC's application for the .eco top level domain. Dot Eco LLC is an organization dedicated to promoting the acceptance and implementation of the .eco top level domain, and is backed by leading ecological and philanthropic groups, environmentally conscious high-profile individuals, and leading scientific voices. "We...

2009-07-27 04:00:00

CANTON, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Government Association (BGA), a newly formed 501 C4 non-profit association, announced today it will be making a huge splash into the debate on Cap-and-Trade, national health care and the socialist policies of the Obama Administration and the Democrats with a nationwide ad campaign using television, radio, newspapers, Internet and direct mail across the country. The Better Government Association has been formed to counter the assault on...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'