New research examined how Republicans and Democrats express themselves online in an attempt to understand how polarization of beliefs occurs on social media.
For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of US gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws.
The first academic research study to look specifically at how Facebook and Google deadlocked the Federal Election Commission's efforts to regulate digital political advertising.
According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin. Using machine learning, the researchers analyzed the location and linguistic features of 532 million tweets published between 2011 and 2016. The team found that cities with more targeted racist tweets, espousing discriminatory views, also had more real-life hate crimes.
New research shows that in the 2016 primary debates the front runners from both parties benefitted from preferential visual treatment by the media, but Donald Trump won in terms of camera time and angle.
A move by the White House in 2017 -- decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees. The findings show that the Trump Administration's cut of the ACA's cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers caused insurance providers to compensate by changing the distribution of premiums in ways that increase federal government subsidies to Marketplace enrollees.
In a new study, Lund University economic historian Erik Bengtsson debunks the myth that Sweden was destined to become a social democratic country. Instead, he argues that it was actually against all odds, as Sweden in the early 1900s was one of the western world's most unequal countries -- and the least democratic in western Europe.
History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.
Between 2011 and 2014, just 2% of allegations made by black Chicagoans resulted in a recommendation for sanction against an officer, compared to 20% for white complainants, and 7% for Latino complainants.
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks Research led by the University of Kent has found that terrorist attacks in Europe don't increase support for populist parties. In fact, people in Germany became more positive towards the EU after the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack in that country, the researchers found.