Pew Research Center Sep. 26, 2006

Getting a Grad Degree in Cheating

Researchers find that about half of all graduate students admit they cheated in the past year, with MBA students the most likely to say they cut ethical corners. Plus, studies of hockey thugs and the declining percentage of alcohol in liquor, beer and wine.

U.S. Politics Sep. 22, 2006

Bush’s September Gains: A Mixed Picture

Polls show little boost for GOP in generic ballot.

Internet & Tech Sep. 21, 2006

Politics in Cyberspace

With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.

Pew Research Center Sep. 21, 2006

Who Do That Voodoo at Harvard?

Psychologists convince test subjects at the famed university that they may have put a Voodoo hex on a disagreeable man. Also, new studies on marriage and Social Security, birth order and dirty diapers.

Pew Research Center Sep. 13, 2006

The Devil’s New Playground: The Shopping Mall

Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.

Pew Research Center Sep. 6, 2006

Charting the Mid-Term Election

A comparison of key political and economic indicators that will help shape this November’s mid-term election with the same indicators taken at the same stage of the previous four mid-term campaigns offers good and bad news to both parties.

Global Sep. 6, 2006

Support for a Female Heir in Japan

With the news today that Japan’s 39-year-old Princess Kiko has given birth to a male heir, Japan’s succession crisis has passed. But a recent Pew Global Attitudes survey found that a large majority of the Japanese public favored changing the law so that a female could rule.

Pew Research Center Sep. 5, 2006

How Often Do Members of Congress Tell the Truth?

Not often, two political scientists found. Plus, economists say they know why tall people earn more.

Pew Research Center Aug. 30, 2006

Women Can’t Do Math…Or Can They?

A pair of psychologists devised an experiment to see if they could improve women’s test scores in math by triggering positive self-images.

U.S. Politics Aug. 30, 2006

Democrats Face Ideological Split Over Wal-Mart

Leading Democrats have attacked the employment practices of Wal-Mart, but the party’s rank-and-file is divided about the company. Liberals are negative, while conservatives and moderates have a positive view.