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2013-10-01 17:58:30

Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently lack food, clean water and medical care, according to the largest survey of African citizens. This suggests the growth is not trickling down to the poorest citizens or that actual growth rates are inflated, said Carolyn Logan, assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University and deputy director of the survey,...

2012-08-02 23:02:00

MADin15.org, recently launched by Adam Radly, now gives a voice to volunteers to help shape public opinion by participating in polls and surveys and by signing petitions. Santa Monica (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 MADin15 means Make a Difference in 15 minutes and was launched to enable anyone to Make A Difference in the world, primarily by connecting non-profits with volunteer resources. Public opinion polls and surveys have proven to be a powerful tool in shaping public policy and general...

2012-08-02 13:10:33

Neighbors' lawn signs, public opinion polls and even a conversation in the next restaurant booth can affect how people vote in an election. But it all depends on how far away the election is. In a new research article published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists Alison Ledgerwood and Shannon Callahan of the University of California, Davis conducted two different studies examining the relationship between abstract thinking and group...

2012-07-10 23:02:03

Online survey company tellwut.com asks voters to choose the novels, films, music and images that best sum up the nation on it's birthday. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 To celebrate the July 4th holiday, online survey site tellwut.com asked 300-400 of their voter members to identify the most iconic Americana in a number of different categories What is American music? Rock 'N' Roll was the most popular answer with 42% of the votes. Country music was the closest runner up with 30%. Jazz,...

2012-05-22 09:05:36

Majority of Egyptians Faults Brotherhood Fielding its Own Candidate As Egypt prepares this week to elect its first president since the 2011 revolution, a new University of Maryland poll finds the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate tied for fourth place. Researchers describe the race as fluid. The poll confirms the strategic damage inflicted by the Brotherhood's decision to field its own candidate, after saying it would not. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed (71 percent) called the...

2012-05-07 20:05:28

When journalists and politicians want to find out the feelings and opinions of Swedes, they often look at survey results published by the SOM Institute. A new doctoral thesis in Theory of Science shows that the social scientific research methods that for example the SOM surveys are based on play an important role for political decisions and the public's perception of society. Christopher Kullenberg's recently published doctoral thesis sheds light on the research behind the quantitative...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.