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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.

2012-04-18 20:07:12

International surveys about the depth of people's belief in God reveal vast differences among nations, ranging from 94 percent of people in the Philippines who said they always believed in God, compared to only 13 percent of people in the former East Germany.

2011-09-28 14:15:27

Although sharply divided, public attitudes toward gays and lesbians are rapidly changing to reflect greater acceptance, with younger generations leading the way.

2011-08-25 12:00:09

Although Americans are increasingly tolerant of the open expression of a variety of views, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 have made most Americans reluctant to extend those freedoms to Muslim extremists.

2010-08-31 20:23:05

More than eight of ten workers — 85 percent — rate workplace safety first in importance among labor standards, even ahead of family and maternity leave, minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay and the right to join a union.

2009-02-24 13:53:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of American Jews who remain connected to their Jewish heritage is much more stable than is conventionally thought, according to a new AJC report, Religious Switching among American Jews.

2008-07-23 00:00:00

Many times in science, research studies point in conflicting directions. Part of the challenge - and the fun - of watching science is to try to sort out lines of intersecting evidence hidden amid a welter of confusing data.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.