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Alabama Minister Jailed After Performing Lesbian Wedding

Matt Baume | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Anti-equality groups love to claim that religious officials will be punished for speaking out against marriage equality. But for some reason, they don't seem to want to talk about Anne DePrizio, a Unitarian minister in Alabama who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for her stance on marriage.

YouTubers Top the OnePoll Online Video Barometer as Most Trusted Source of Information For Consumers in the UK

Bengu Atamer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Bengu Atamer

The UK is now a nation that fully embraces the online video revolution. That is the reality portrayed by the UK Online Video Barometer, a survey ran independently by OnePoll.

4 Ways to Express Your Love for Your Customers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

It is every entrepreneurs dream to have customers that not only adore the services and products that you offer, but also feel deeply emphatic towards the values of the business, in turn becoming somewhat of ambassadors for your brand.

Passion: The Leading Motivation for Women Business Owners

David L. Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
David L. Brown

When addressing the reasons that drive people to open a small business, it seems that we've always assumed women, specifically, leave corporate America to achieve a better work-life balance. A new survey of 300 women business owners (WBOs) suggests differently.

Jonathan Cohn

There's A Huge Reality Gap On Obamacare, And This New Poll Proves It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

In a new survey, more than half of self-identified Republicans said they didn’t think the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people wit...

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare News That Should Make Conservatives Happy, But Won't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

A new survey released on Thursday suggests that Affordable Care Act consumers are relatively happy with the insurance that they have purchased. And it...

It Turns Out That You Can't Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

Ron Pernick | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Ron Pernick

One thing is resoundingly clear. In a nation divided on climate change, immigration policy and so many other issues, Americans are overwhelmingly united in their support of renewable energy.

The Entering College Class of 1970: Students' Views on the Role of the Federal Government

Kevin Eagan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Kevin Eagan

In recognition of our 50th year administering the Freshman Survey at UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program, we are highlighting key findings from each of the first 49 years of data collection on incoming freshman college students.

Public Opinion Overwhelmingly Supports Transparency: The Next Big Political Issue

David K. Rehr | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
David K. Rehr

The issues of transparency and accountability have moved beyond just declarations of support by politicians or their issuing a news release declaring strong support. Savvy politicians have the chance to become the champion of these issues in their respective levels of government.

Ambivalent Attitudes: The Public and Opinion Polls

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Pundits have few kind words for politicians who consult public opinion polls when formulating policy. On the other hand, pollsters themselves consider polls no less than the voice of the people. But where does the public stand? A review of polls about polling, from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archive:

What Do You Want This Year?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Art Markman, Ph.D.

As December winds to a close, we reach the time of year where people across the globe are starting to think about how next year will be different from this year.

National Survey Finds Troubling, Persistent Mental and Emotional Health Issues among College Students

Kevin Eagan | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

The percentage of graduating seniors in this sample who report feeling overwhelmed and depressed underscores some of the emotional health issues confronting students throughout their college years.

Holiday Quandaries for a Man of Mustache

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent - real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools - are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss.

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

We commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to poll 1,500 senior executives and business decision-makes across the United States and Europe about the role of data analytics in their companies. We found a number of things that were surprising.

Should Clergy Be Involved With Civil Marriage?

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Should clergy divorce themselves from civil marriage? Such a church-state split — already endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders...

First-Year Students Represent Growing Opportunity for Career Services

Kevin Eagan | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

As students increasingly decide to pursue a college degree with the goal of making more money or finding a better job, colleges and universities have an opportunity to connect them with the campus personnel and resources that are best situated and skilled to facilitate those conversations.

Never Let a Good Election Go to Waste

Jon Cohen | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Jon Cohen

We did no serious modeling with the raw data - only applying basic demographic weighting at the state level. These straightforward adjustments mean the results shed light on the important roles that scale (large numbers of interviews) and heterogeneity (diversity of respondents and sources) play in poll accuracy.

Centenarians Spill The 4 Secrets To A Long And Happy Life

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

There is no magic pill for longevity. Instead, what these centenarians reinforce is that some of the secrets to wellbeing and lifelong happiness are the simple truths that we have always known -- loving relationships, financial stability, and a commitment to personal health.

Almost Half Of Americans Don't Say Thanks -- To God Or Each Other -- Before Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

Thanksgiving is for giving thanks, often to family and God -- or so common wisdom tells us. But according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, only 40 pe...

Survey Finds Continued Lack of Institutional Support for Part-Time Faculty

Kevin Eagan | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Kevin Eagan

As the ranks of individuals employed in part-time academic appointments have grown, many part-time faculty lack the support of the colleges and universities where they work. A new report highlights that many part-timers even lack institutional email accounts.

Americans Think The Country's Muslim Population Is Much Bigger Than It Really Is

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion

This type of ignorance isn’t bliss. Americans have a tendency to overstate the number of Muslims living in the United States -- and at least 13 ...

Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students

Kevin Eagan | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Kevin Eagan

As these state bans continue to fall, the federal government has announced that it would immediately begin recognizing same-sex marriages in all of 33 states.

Come on Down! You're the Next Contestant on "The Price is Right Wing!"

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If you think that game shows are just about trivia, spelling, quick reflexes and a way for Midwestern housewives to show America what they look like in a donkey suit, then you don't know game shows.

Are Accurate Polls Really Accurate?

John Garrett | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
John Garrett

Regardless of how they choose to, pollsters are going to be forced to innovate if they want to continue providing accurate advice to their candidates and campaigns.

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.