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Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 05:52 AM PDT

Nearly three-quarters of the public (72 percent) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. 23 more words

21st Century Leadership

Social media is huge in the Phillipines—and many other emerging economies

One remarkable finding in Pew Research’s new report on how people in emerging-economy nations access and interact with the internet: social media is hugely popular. While 74% of US adult internet users say they’re on Facebook, Twitter, and the like, the median is 82% across the countries covered by the Pew report. 40 more words

In Emerging Markets, Internet Blamed For Having Negative Impact On Morality

A new study out this morning from Pew Research takes a deep dive into the impact that Internet access is having on emerging markets, especially in terms of how it’s shaping public opinion. 798 more words


Political and Social Polarization

I suppose there has always been, and will likely remain polarization in our society, which probably dates back to the beginning of recorded time. In my own life the diametric extremes I have observed, and continue to observe, seem to be much worse than ever. 759 more words


Bigfoot, the Big Bang, and the Measles Outbreak

The Happiest Place on Earth has become the Spottiest Place on Earth.

Early last December, one person with measles visited a Disneyland park in California. Maybe they sneezed. 1,135 more words

Human Evolution

The Persistent Importance of Print, Reading, and School Libraries

Dozens of studies agree: people prefer reading print books over electronic devices. In the 1990’s some folks insisted, rather stridently, that computing and communications technology leave books outmoded, redundant, and doomed. 682 more words