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What Do Our Ancestral Family Ties Say About Our Political Beliefs?

The first institution we experience in life is family. As long as humans have existed, they have gathered in groups...

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What Statistics are Most Likely to Promote Positive Actions During a Pandemic?

A new study from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and Research Associate Haesung Annie Jung finds that some COVID statistics are more effective than others at encouraging people to change their behavior.

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Americans Don’t Understand What Companies Can Do With Their Personal Data — and That’s a Problem

A new survey of 2,000 Americans finds that people don’t understand what marketers are learning about them online and don’t want their data collected, but feel powerless to stop it.

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Radicalization at a Glance: Penn Media Accountability Project Launches Interactive Data Dashboard

As part of its Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP), the Computational Social Science Lab launches the first in a series of interactive data visualizations designed to make their research accessible and engaging.

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Mocktails or Cocktails? Having a Sense of Purpose in Life Can Keep Binge Drinking At Bay

A new study reveals that having a sense of purpose in daily life can influence college students’ decisions on day-to-day alcohol consumption.

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Is Social Media Good or Bad for Social Unity?

Annenberg professors Sandra González-Bailón and Yphtach Lelkes reviewed all of the previous literature to compile what scholars have discovered to date.

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The monkeypox outbreak: What we learned so far, and what could be better

Penn experts, including Annenberg professor Andy Tan, discuss the response to the monkeypox outbreak and how the public can be better informed for the future.

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Misperceptions Between Political Parties Could Erode Democracy in the U.S.

A new study finds that while most Americans share democratic values, Democrats and Republicans suspect members of the opposing party do not.

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Twitter Gives Conservative News Greater Visibility Than Liberal Content

This bias held even in the context of a social justice movement with left-leaning goals, according to research from Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication and colleagues.

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Over Half of Americans Disapprove of Supreme Court as Trust Plummets

Trust that the U.S. Supreme Court is operating in the best interests of the American people has plummeted.