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Study shows stark differences in how conservatives, liberals value empirical data


A new study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who commissioned the studies. Researchers found conservatives were less interested in the data.


Competence matters more than gender for women running for office


This American election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new study found that gender plays a significant role in how much voters care about a candidate's perceived competence.


Adaptation to climate risks: Political affiliation matters


A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting protection measures, and expectations of disaster relief from the government.


Boredom can lead to more extreme political views, researchers find


Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study. The findings are based on one experiment and two scientific surveys carried out in the Republic of Ireland.


Game theory could improve cyberwarfare strategy


Whether a nation should retaliate against a cyber attack is a complicated decision, and a new framework guided by game theory could help policymakers determine the best strategy.


Hard-wired: The brain's circuitry for political belief


When people's political beliefs are challenged, their brains become active in areas that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats, neuroscientists have found.


1 in 4 U.S. employees negatively affected by political talk at work this election season, finds new survey


This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a new survey.


Americans Are More Politically Independent, More Polarized Than Ever


Today's young millennial voters are seen as a key demographic for political victory in many races this fall. Now, new research suggests that millennials' political views differ significantly from young people from previous generations.


Threatened by diversity?


In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all Americans value the country's multicultural ethos, according to a psychologist's study.


Brazil's environmental licensing under threat, suggests new article


A new article explains how the country's environmental licensing is under threat from proposed laws and constitutional amendments. These have jumped into the forefront as anti-environment politicians rush to exploit the opportunity offered by Brazil's current political turmoil. Legislators are eager to stimulate the country's economy, as by removing environmental and social restrictions on proposed development projects.




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