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Half Of Americans Are Seriously Prejudiced Against Atheists

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Brace yourself for family backlash if you plan to marry an atheist. A new Pew Research survey chiefly focused on political polarization also ...

The Evolving Role Of The Modern Day Father

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

While the work-life balancing act remains difficult for working couples -- more and more dads are committed to finding a way to make it work. They are making parenting a priority, creating the time for the moments with their kids that one calls the 'miracle' of fatherhood.

America's Polarization Reaches New Peak

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Americans are increasingly polarized, ideologically divided, and hostile toward those they disagree with, according to a wide-ranging Pew Research rep...

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

Most Americans Don't Care If Their President Went To An Ivy League College

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

Few Americans really care whether a presidential candidate has a prestigious education, according to a recent Pew Research survey. Just 19 percent ...

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

Xi and Putin Playing Dangerous Games to Mask Domestic Problems

David Paul | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Both men are taking a turn toward nationalism as they confront internal threats to their leadership. Both countries are facing a slowdown in economic growth that has been the cornerstone of popular support over the past decade, and both are seeing increasing public anger over corruption at the highest levels of government.

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Hispanic Catholics Increasingly Choosing 'No Religion': Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

While immigration over several decades has driven up the share of Hispanics in the pews across U.S. Catholic churches, a new survey shows that Hispani...

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.

Yet Another Gender Gap: Leisure Time

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In order to achieve equity in the workforce, in Washington, in the world, we need to achieve equity in our homes.

How Americans Feel About Affirmative Action Policies

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

A wide majority of Americans support affirmative action programs on college campuses, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center...

Not All Women Get To Decide Between Opting Out And Leaning In

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In the ongoing Mommy Wars, the stay-at-home mother has been, at turns, revered and demonized. But there's a third reality that rarely enters the discussion: Moms whose choices to do one or the other -- stay home or return to work -- are not really choices at all.

And The World's Most Accepting Nation For Gays Is...

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Great news for Spain's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community: the nation tops a list of 40 countries most accepting of homosexuality...

One In Three Americans Think We'll Be Living Like THIS In 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

What will the world be like in 2064? Just imagine: Will we have robot caregivers, like in the freaky sci-fi flick "I, Robot?" Will we be able to te...

Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer b...

A World Without Integrity

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Unfortunately, it might not take too much imagination for most students to envision such a world. To a large extent, for them, it's already here.

The Most Religiously Diverse Countries Are..

Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion

It won't come as any surprise that Vatican City is the least religiously diverse 'country' in the world. More than 99% of inhabitants are Christian. ...

'You Are the Momma Now'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
The University of Central Florida Forum

I am a proud member of the sandwich generation. Sociologist Dorothy A. Miller coined the term in 1981 to classify people who care for their aging parent(s) while helping to support their own children.

Saudi Arabia's Not The Only Place With A Religious Police Problem

Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion

While Saudi Arabia is well-known for its "religious police" that enforce government-approved religious moral codes, from gender-segregation and the ba...

The Catch-22 Underlying Millennials' Lack of Trust

David DeSteno | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
David DeSteno

What do SES disparities have to do with trusting? Quite a lot, according to the work of Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner.

God and Morality: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The survey is deeply depressing because the idea that faith in god is essential to morality is one of humanity's most dangerous and destructive myths.

Katy Perry's Blasphemous Act of Free Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

The ongoing debate between of what constitutes an artistic expression of free speech versus religious protection had recently been witnessed not in the public eye, but instead under the radar on social media. And the stirred-up controversy had been with none other than America's beloved pop music star Katy Perry.

It's Time for a New Civic Institution

Jason Mangone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Jason Mangone

We believe our country needs a new civic institution. That's a big idea, but I'm convinced and encouraged that it's the right one for our time: young people want it; prevailing conditions allow for it and our country needs it.

The Number Of Married Millennials Is Even Lower Than You Expected

Posted 03.12.2014 | Weddings

A new report says that Millennials are tying the knot much later than previous generations. According to research from Pew titled "Millennials in ...

Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

Charlie Chaplin once said that cinema was just a fad. In 1936, The New York Times wrote that a "rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosph...