The way polling questions are asked can influence people's answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.
Men are overrepresented in online image search results across a majority of jobs examined; women appear lower than men in such search results for many jobs
Partisan differences are modest among Americans who mention family, career, money or friends as aspects that make their lives meaningful.
Four topics are universally associated with higher levels of life satisfaction: a person’s good health, romantic partner, friends and career.
We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied, and we have selected 100 to share with you in no particular order.
Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.
The ways that social media shape political attitudes and the intricacies of lawmaking in Congress were two of many topics at the APSA annual conference.
For the average moderate legislator, about 54% of a member’s Facebook posts discussed local issues between 2015 and 2017. But for the average very liberal or very conservative legislator, just 38% of posts dealt with local issues.
The U.S. congressional Facebook audience used the “angry” button in response to lawmakers’ posts nearly 14 million times following the 2016 election.
Democratic legislators’ opposition to political adversaries on Facebook spiked after Trump’s election, while "angry" reactions to posts by members of Congress increased among followers.