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What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For

Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 11:47 am (UTC-4)
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People named Chad are more likely to be Republicans and those named Bobby, Betty and Curtis tend to support Donald Trump for president. The Jonathans are usually Democrats and people named Juan, Liz or Mohammad are more likely to lean toward Hillary Clinton. That’s the finding of a project put together by Verdant Labs, which […]

Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm (UTC-4)

Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]

What Most Prestigious US Jobs Have in Common…and It’s Not Money

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)

The vast majority of American parents — 9-in-10 — would happily encourage their children to become a doctor, an occupation 90 percent of Americans see as prestigious. A new survey finds that doctors top the list of Most Prestigious occupations. Other professions that are held in high esteem include scientists, firefighters and military officers. The types of […]

American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)

Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]

With Cars, Americans Dream in Color But Drive in Neutral

Posted March 18th, 2016 at 10:52 am (UTC-4)
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With its arresting orange exterior, the Chevrolet Trax lured Kyra Taylor and Phillip Akinola like moths to a flame. “It’s pretty. It would be easy to spot the car in a parking lot,” said Taylor, as she and her fiancé examined the small SUV at a recent auto show in Washington. But the Maryland couple, […]

Poll Finds Young Americans Are ‘Frighteningly’ Liberal

Posted February 26th, 2016 at 1:16 pm (UTC-4)

While the Republican candidates for president have loudly lamented the steep decline of America, new research by a GOP pollster suggests young people are far more optimistic about the country’s future. “They’re refreshingly, resoundingly sunny about America’s future,” Frank Luntz writes. “This generation simply rejects the gloom and doom, even as their parents and grandparents fret […]

Here are the Most Googled Companies in Each State

Posted February 19th, 2016 at 9:05 am (UTC-4)
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Americans who search for the term “coca cola” most likely live in Georgia, while the Pepsi people are probably in Chicago. Career resource website Zippia researched which companies each state googles more than any other. Some of the results aren’t surprising. The most searched company in Michigan, home to the “Big Three” — the largest […]

Millennial Men Prefer Bucks Over Beauty

Posted February 10th, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-4)

Whoever said money can’t buy love was wrong, according to a new Valentine’s Day-related survey that finds young U.S. men are more drawn to a robust bank account than a pretty face when it comes to searching for a mate. The NerdWallet survey found that a majority of men aged 18 to 34 say the finances […]

Why Some US Muslims Still Plan to Vote for Donald Trump

Posted February 3rd, 2016 at 8:46 am (UTC-4)

Almost three-fourths of American Muslims plan to vote in the presidential primaries and the hard-core Republicans among them say they will vote for Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee, according to a new survey from the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The six-state survey found that 73 percent of registered Muslim voters intend […]

Hawaii Sails to Top While West Virginia Struggles

Posted January 28th, 2016 at 8:37 am (UTC-4)
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In the United States, people in South Carolina and Connecticut are the most satisfied when it comes to having supportive relationships and love in their lives, while those living in Delaware and Texas have the greatest sense of purpose in that they like what they do and are motivated to achieve their goals. Those are […]