2013 review of studies relevant to metro reporting and coverage of U.S. cities.
2013 aggregation of documents and background perspectives on the emerging controversy over the Justice Department’s decision to review phone records of Associated Press reporters.
2013 study from Columbia University demonstrating the importance of parole boards and their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
2008 University of Pennsylvania study of the relationship between curbside tree plantings and property-value changes.
2013 review of several studies and reports that provide data and insight into the issue of U.S. workplace violence.
2013 report by the Congressional Research Service on employment statistics in the U.S. between 2001 and 2012
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly showing trends in public sentiment over time with regard to immigration.
Collection of recent academic studies and research papers on financial future of the United States Postal Service.
2013 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
2013 study form the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showing how job polarization is not merely the result of a decline in U.S. manufacturing, but rather is a structural issue across sectors.
2013 collection of recent research on internet privacy issues.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to campaign advertising and its effects.
Updated April 2013: A review of relevant studies and papers on U.S. income inequality, as presented through the Storify publishing platform.
2013 CDC report noting that the suicide rate for middle-aged Americans has been increasing.
2013 World Health Organization report and a survey of U.S.-related data that shed light on the continuing problems of motor vehicle accidents and related policy dynamics.
April 2013 review of recent studies and reports that relate to news, social and civic media.
2012 study in the journal Demography showing how American parents are spending increasing amounts of resources on their children.
2013 report from Brown University providing detailed analysis of subgroups with the U.S. Latino population, including differences in rates of population growth, levels of segregation and education levels.
2013 research review of academic literature and practical tips for instilling good online information-seeking habits.
2013 study from the University of Maryland and the University of Western Ontario published in Information, Communication and Society on young adults’ social and institutional privacy strategies on Facebook.
January 2013 review of recent studies and reports relating to news, social and civic media.
Collection of top research papers and chief findings on issue of gay marriage. Updated 2013.
2013 study by University of Leeds and University of Missouri on gender differences in math and reading achievement.
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).
2012 literature review by Journalist’s Resource featuring a half-dozen studies.
2013 review of scholarship related to the health and economic impact of air pollution in the United States.
2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that such upheaval in many countries is a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2013 study from Ohio State University on the effects of coal mining and poverty in the Appalachia region.
2013 review of Chechnya-related scholarship and the conflict and political grievances there that continue to reverberate.
2013 study from George Washington University noting that stereotypes against Muslims and Muslim-Americans persist and examining the nature of these general attitudes.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play.
2012 study from Stanford and Harvard Universities showing that the majority of low-income, high-achieving students do not apply to selective schools.
2013 review of media-related resources and terrorism-specific data and studies that may be useful for further coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks.
2013 review of relevant studies and books that shed light on the New Left in Latin America; a variety of scholarly perspectives on outcomes and progress.
2013 study in Socio-Economic Review assessing looking at distinctions among Asian countries in terms of technological development and economics.
2013 report for National Center for Education Statistics examines the median federal student debt burden accrued by students who did not complete a postsecondary credential within six years.
2012 review of research studies on Big Data and its implications.
2013 collection of scholarship relating to social media and the workplace.
2013 paper from the New America Foundation reviewing existing scholarship on mobile phone use in the developing world and critically examining the potential downsides versus building more broadband infrastructure to support PCs.
2013 study in The Journal of Higher Education on how taking time off before entering post-secondary education hurts some students and helps others.
2013 study by the University of South Dakota published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2013 review of prior studies and research on dog-related injuries. Topics include children’s risks, dog breeds and policy analysis.
2012 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds health risks are different in terms of obesity for African-American and white adults.
2013 paper for the NBER on the relationship between household income, consumption, house wealth and the stock market.
2013 study in Information, Communication & Society on the rates at which people who frequently use communications technologies report work and personal life coming into conflict.
2013 study in The Review of Higher Education examining how different kinds of engagement during college, and different demographic factors, can help explain future earnings patterns.
2012 study from the University of Memphis analyzing the language around diversity in the school mission statements of 80 post-secondary institutions.
2012 paper from the Urban Institute summarizing the latest research on programs that assist poor families and the strategies that have proved most effective.
2013 study from Harvard University exploring techniques for improving online learning and education.
2013 review of research and article in the journal Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health calculating that unintended pregnancies cost taxpayers as much as $12.6 billion a year in Medicaid costs and publicly funded child services.
2012 study in World Development on the transfer of Asian agricultural practices to Africa, and the outcomes of a pilot program.
2013 study in The Journal of Positive Psychology providing rare insights into the community of trash pickers living in extreme poverty in Nicaragua.
2012 study in Archives of Internal Medicine providing a definitive look at the strong connection between the eating of red meat and the chances of early death.
2013 paper in the World Bank Research Observer that estimates, under an optimistic scenario, a billion people could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2027.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
2013 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between increasing social isolation and ill health among older people.
March 2013 review of the latest studies in the areas of journalism, digital media and communications, cross-posted at the Nieman Journalism Lab.
2013 report from UC Berkeley and Duke University on the evolution of U.S. religious attitudes over time.
2013 study in Journalism on the converging practices of journalistic and advocacy organizations, as seen through the case of climate change-related coverage.
2013 study from the University of Cambridge [U.K.] and Microsoft Research published in PNAS on Facebook data and privacy.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the demographics, motivations and outcomes of double majoring in college.
2012 research review of relevant data, studies and trends relating to employment for U.S. veterans.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in the United States and abroad.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri on the influence of gender on job satisfaction and turnover in the education public sector.
2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics on the demographics of both victims and offenders of sexual violence over time.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism on troubling trends in the news industry, particularly the relationship between declining quality and negative consumer reaction.
A literature review of studies in the past few years that shed light on issues such as online political polarization.
2013 study in Energy Policy on the relative cost-effectiveness of plug-in hybrid cars and a car-charging infrastructure.
2012 report from Harvard University on impact of the 2008 housing crash on low-income and minority individuals.
2013 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Harvard’s Berkman Society for Internet & Society on levels of teen mobile and Internet use.
2012 study from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas at Austin showing the complexity of this evolving work practice and the potential downsides of telecommuting.
2009 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors study, comparing the environmental performance of incandescents, compact fluorescents and LEDs
2013 review of studies on digital advocacy, Internet activism and citizen participation online.
2013 study in The World Bank Economic Review on key lessons learned from the 2008 food crisis and the widely divergent regional outcomes and effects.
2012 review of research studies on questions of teacher evaluation, pay and retention.
2013 review of relevant research on guns in the United States. Featuring detailed findings from a 2012 study from Arizona State University, Phoenix, and the University of Cincinnati published in Crime and Delinquency on the effectiveness of U.S. gun violence reduction policies.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center demonstrating how discussions on Twitter often do not reflect more general national sentiment.
2012 study in Journal of Communication showing how violence is less prevalent on YouTube than it is on network television.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the effects of a service learning mentoring program and college students’ learning about social inequality.
2013 review of academic scholarship and government research on women, work and work/life balance.
2012-13 review of 10 new interesting studies in the realm of digital media, social media and communications. A cross-post with Nieman Journalism Lab.
February 2013 review of the latest studies in digital-oriented academic disciplines; the new studies touch on journalism, social media and communications. A cross-post with Nieman Journalism Lab.
2008 study in Landscaping and Urban Planning on the effect of crime levels and park proximity on property values in Baltimore.
2011 study by the NTSB of data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as well as interviews, compliance reviews and inspections.
2013 review of relevant research and data that can provide context for bus crashes.
2012 roundup of recent research on issues related to onshore and offshore wind energy
2012 study in Urban Studies on the availability of and demand for fruit and vegetables in a low-income neighborhood of Detroit.
2013 study from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Scranton and the University of Warwick (UK) published in Memory and Cognition on how microblog content is read and remembered.
2013 review of reports and studies that provide helpful background on the Roman Catholic Church, its demographic composition and related issues.
Roundup of recent research on affirmative action, diversity and racial attitudes at U.S. universities.
2013 examination of relevant studies, reports and articles relating to policy proposals to expand federally funded preschool programs.
2012 and 2013 reports from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the University of New Hampshire examine and consolidate the research findings of recent studies.
2013 review of casualty and wounded statistics relating to the post-9/11 conflicts; also included are monetary cost estimates for total operations and veterans care.
2013 study in Injury Prevention evaluating the relationship between the strength of state gun laws and criminal offenders’ acquisition of firearms.
2013 research review of ideas for reporting on cycling in your community: 10 potential stories.
2013 study in Journal of College Student Development that shows how various factors help explain the development of civic values through college.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on potential sweeping budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached by legislators.
2013 literature review of academic studies that look at the minimum wage, its effects and policy implications.
2011 study from CUNY and Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor on the limited effects of drone aerial strikes on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan-Pakistan.
2009 study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine on the number and type of injuries in the U.S. due to shoveling snow.
2013 study in The Journal of Politics casting doubt on the idea that there is a universally successful strategy for political messages that attempt to rebut contrary claims.
2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
2013 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on Facebook user practices.
2012 paper from Harvard University exploring how restrictive zoning across the United States had decreased labor mobility and stalled progress toward diminishing income inequality.
2012 study from MIT and the Sloan Foundation published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the benefits and liabilities of “smart grid” technologies.
2013 roundup of useful studies that can enhance campus-based stories and provide material for practicing knowledge-based reporting.
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
2012 study in the Journal of College Student Development on some positive effects of off-campus work for undergraduate students.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on how increased policing in Brazil’s favelas can lead to economic benefits and decreased inequality.
2013 study from the University of Georgia and the Connected Action Consulting Group on political interactions on Twitter and cross-ideological communications.
2012 selection of recent scholarship on immigration- and immigrant-related issues such as their effect on the job market, language attitudes and parenthood.
Review of recently-published scholarly literature and government reports on winter weather and human activities.
2012 study in The Review of Economics and Statistics looks at the diffusion of knowledge and patents across states and regions.
2013 review of scholarly literature and think tank reports on conflict in Mali in the context of deeper history, and related issues.
2011 study in Child Development on perceived discrimination among young Latinos and its outcomes in educational settings.
2013 and 2010 studies for the National Bureau of Economic Research on changes in the U.S. labor market, the “hollowing out” of middle-income jobs, and disparities between high- and low-wage jobs.
Findings from a variety of studies and reports, and a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, on the impact of tax havens on global financial market competition, as well as the dynamics of tax evasion.
Roundup of recent studies that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring.
2013 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on an assessment of ten top learning and study strategies.
2013 report from the Pew Center on the States on how the ongoing economic recession has affected recent college graduates.
2013 review of research literature in Digital Journalism about the rise of mobile devices and the response of news organizations.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on the growing rates of international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to the issues facing U.S. servicewomen.
2011 paper from the University of Chicago consolidating previous scholarship that attempts to explain ongoing employment and earnings disparities for African-Americans.
2012 study from the University of California, Davis, and El Colegio de Mexico on farm labor supply in the U.S. and Mexican migration patterns.
2013 report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the state of the climate of the continental United States for the year 2012.
2012 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on how misinformation originates and spreads, why it is difficult to correct, and how best to counteract it.
2012 study from New York University on how LGBT victimization predicts decreased self-esteem and worse educational outcomes, specifically a lower GPA and increased absences.
2012 roundup of recent research on issues related to the major commuting modes in the United States, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and walking.
2012 study in JAMA highlighting the differences in pay among members of the medical profession.
2012 report from American University and Loyola Marymount University analyzes why, if women perform well when they do participate in politics, they are still so severely underrepresented.
2012 study in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine casting doubt on whether access to healthful food is the key variable in explaining obesity trends among youth.
2012 scholarly literature review regarding microfinance programs and their effects in developing African countries.
2009 study in American Economic Journal exploring why American women’s happiness has decreased relative to men’s from 1972 to 2006.
2009 study in The Quarterly Journal of Economics showing that community monitoring can play an important role in improving service delivery when traditional top-down supervision is ineffective.
2010 study from Baylor University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law on the economic consequences involved in enforcing immigration laws.
2012 study in the Journal of African Economies examining complex trends relating to growth and poverty reduction on the African continent.
2012 study in the Journal of Media Economics on evidence that Hollywood’s production of films is increasingly catering to foreign audiences.
2012 report report from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute presented at the Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit 2012 on the top cybersecurity threats.
2010 overview of studies in Clinical Psychology Review on risk factors for domestic violence among military veterans.
2012 study from the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto published in the Journal of Adolescent Research on the relationship between having a negative online experience and usage of privacy settings.
2011 Congressional Research Service report surveying new requirements and details of the GI Bill.
2010 study in Psychiatric Services looks at rates of treatment initiation among veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as variations in treatment.
2012 study from the University of Michigan and University of Washington comparing the quality of life and health of amputees.
2012 report from Project Information Literacy on the mismatch between college graduates’ research skills and employer needs.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences on the problematic pace of global land consumption and agricultural output required to supply the world’s growing population.
2010 study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Duke University Medical Center on relationship problems among returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers.
2012 review of research on the long-term costs of providing medical and disability benefits to veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
2012 study from Rutgers finds that overly broad definitions of mental illness have resulted in improper categorization of some poor mothers as suffering from psychiatric conditions.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Geography on how street robberies cluster in certain areas, and why.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2012 study from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey published in Educational Researcher on standardized testing in higher ed and student motivations.
2012 study in the American Journal of Public Health comparing suicide rates among veterans to those among the general public.
2012 review of scientific literature on potential health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas.
2012 literature review of research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in United States schools.
2010 study from the University of Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst, Australia) published in Schizophrenic Bulletin on the link between homicidal behavior and early untreated schizophrenia.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School on how mortgage debt limits the ability of individuals and families to move to a new area to seek opportunity.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Irvine and others published in Psychological Science on the link between elementary and high school math achievement.
2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitude Project on the use of social networking and mobile phones in 21 countries around the world.
2010 study from Notre Dame University and Texas A&M University published in Social Indicators Research on labor unions and levels of happiness in fourteen countries.
2012 study from Boston University and the University of Minnesota published in Public Opinion Quarterly on news reporting and opposition to the Afghanistan War.
2012 study in Science on the true nature and extent of melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice masses.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on user-controlled privacy settings online.
2012 study from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island on the body burden and risk factors for U.S. women of child-bearing age.
2012 study from Michigan State University published in Justice Quarterly on the diffusion of homicide clusters in a low-income city.
2012 report from the Department of Justice on the rate and nature of federal immigration violations.
2010 policy paper in Science exploring the consequences of policies relating to the export of ivory from African countries.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to assisted suicide policy both in the U.S. and globally.
2012 review article from the University of California-Berkeley published in Science on how young children think scientifically and implications for early education reform.
2011 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research examining how cultural diversity has affected societal growth over centuries.
2010 study in Sociological Perspectives on changing attitudes toward traditional marriage structures and child bearing.
2012 in Pediatrics on a rise in the incidence of serious child abuse cases in the United States.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on declining life satisfaction and discontent over time in China.
2012 review of the research literature on U.S. lotteries and the types of people most likely to play.
2012 metastudy published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.
2012 study in the Sociology of Education journal on the impact of community colleges on local employment growth.
2012 report from Yale University published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health on the demographics of homeless Iraq and Afghanistan veterans versus earlier cohorts.
2011 study in Archives of General Psychology on health outcomes for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
2012 roundup of recent academic studies on parking lots, impervious surface and other impacts of automotive use.
2012 study in the journal Pediatrics on the amount of background television that infants and young children are exposed to as well as related demographic factors.
2012 study from Kansas State University published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and customer preferences.
2012 study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on the impact of reader comments on perceptions of bias in online news articles.
2012 study from the University of Toronto and other institutions on structural changes in the U.S. job market, as demonstrated during the Great Recession.
2012 study by Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on the prioritization in the cleanup of brownfields that receive federal grants and speed of remediation when initiated.
2012 review of analysis and scholarship that shed light on ethical issues relating to the U.S. military.
2012 research review on disadvantaged students in the United States and issues such as classroom practices, public policy and poverty.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family describes the differences between couples choosing to formalize their marriage and couples that cohabit but remain unmarried.
2011 study in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice on higher levels of hate crimes in places of increased immigration.
2012 literature review of research and analysis on taxation theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, progressive taxation, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on Americans’ attitudes toward national leaders.
2012 study from the London School of Economics on differences between China and India in terms of business innovation.
2012 study in Health Research Services showing that 1.2 million young adults gained health insurance in the first year after passage of the new legislation.
2008 Harvard Shorenstein Center paper on the history of exit polls and emerging problems.
2010 study from the United States Census Bureau and New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy on gentrification and displacement.
2012 review of research on Election Day-related issues.
2011 study from the University of Texas and Rice University on African-Americans and charter school attrition rates.
2012 study in Journal of Public Administration Research about variation in local enforcement of immigration laws.
2012 literature review of research and analysis relating to disaster recovery in the United States, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
2012 study by the University of Southern Mississippi on religion and politics in the Latino community.
2012 study from Louisiana State University in The Journal of Politics on the impact of religious messaging in political advertisements.
2012 study from the Pew Research Center on how the American demographic landscape is seeing increasing numbers of areas segregated by income.
2012 study from Boston University on diminishing returns for students who attend for-profit education programs.
2012 report from a University of Michigan-affiliated policy center that examines how laws promoting women’s opportunities in sports are being adopted.
2012 paper from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and Harvard University on defendant race and unequal sentencing decisions.
2011 study in Political Behavior showing how minorities frequently receive less in-person contacts, and how this explains different voter participation rates.
2012 report from the Census Bureau on changing demographics in the United States.
2009 study from Yale on how soldiers in Uganda’s civil war are more likely to engage in post-conflict political participation.
October 2012 review of analysis, polls and research on so-called undecided voters, on the eve of the 2012 presidential election.
2012 report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism on the rise of mobile news and emerging data on audience habits and reading/buying patterns.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2012 study in Public Opinion Quarterlyon citizen levels of local and national political knowledge, and evidence that citizens have more knowledge than scholars previously believed.
2012 study from the University of Southern California and University of Texas on peer influence and teenage smoking habits among Hispanic high school students.
2012 literature review of political science insights on American presidential debates and their effects.
2012 study from Harvard and Yale on the increase in stress-related cardiovascular problems related to women’s workplace environment.
2012 review of scholarship on the Internet, social media and political activism around the world.
2012 study published in PLoS Medicine that analyzes studies, their associated press releases and subsequent media coverage to understand how accurately the research results were conveyed.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on how village schools affect attendance rates and academic achievement.
2011 study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice comparing gun availability and homicide rates across nations.
2012 study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology on how electric cars stack up against those with traditional gas and diesel engines over their entire lifetimes.
2010 study in The Sociological Quarterly on how work environments and social policies may impact the gender wage gap.
2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin in American Behavioral Scientist on the impact of presidential debate viewing on cynicism levels.
2012 report from the Public Religion Research Institute on the cultural and political beliefs of white working-class Americans.
2012 study by CUNY and UCLA on labor law violations in urban centers in the United States.
2012 study in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory explores the relationship between proactive external communications efforts of government agencies and the favorability of the media coverage they enjoy.
2012 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University on unemployment and voter turnout.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 report from Columbia University and Mathematica published in American Behavioral Scientist on behavioral challenges and kindergarten individual and classroom academic performance.
2012 report from Illinois Wesleyan University published in Public Opinion Quarterly on income inequality and public opinion over time.
2011 study by Yale University, Texas A&M, and Boston University on the global impact of low-density urban sprawl.
2012 study in Nature that analyzes a large-scale experiment to influence voter behavior through messages on a social network.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ohio State University, Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Treasury on the shortcomings of the 2009 program to prevent foreclosures.
2012 paper from Cornell University on the disjunction between citizens who acknowledge accessing government social programs and the number who actually do.
2010 study from Cornell and Mississippi State on how Latinos are more segregated in new destination places, particularly in the suburbs and rural areas.
2012 Pew Research Center report on attitudes in the Muslim world on government, democracy, religion and equality.
2012 study from Standford University published in Developmental Psychology on ’tween girl digital media use and development.
2012 examination of Census Bureau figures on poverty and aggregation of related resources for interpreting poverty data and policy.
2012 study published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research explores the extent to which increased social capital effects ones propensity to share their opinions publicly.
2012 study from the University of Munich and University Rey Juan Carlos on journalists in 20 countries and their levels of institutional trust.
2012 study published in Journal of Communication from Cornell University on the interpretation and reception of intimate online disclosures.
2012 study from the University of Minnesota published in Psychological Science on socioeconomic status, SAT scores and college admissions.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the potential relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and declines in IQ scores.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on the U.S. incarceration rates, strategies and costs from 1990 to 2009.
2012 report from the Pew Research Center on survey data relating to middle-class Americans, with economic context from government data.
2012 review of relevant studies, reports and media resources relating to voter disenfranchisement, fraud and other issues.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service summarizing the proposed immigration reforms on permanent residency status for unauthorized alien students in the United States.
2012 study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in American Political Research on the impact of party nominating conventions on individual opinions of the nominees.
2012 study in Sociology of Religion on the evolution in attitudes of evangelicals toward gays over time.
Roundup of recent studies on aspects of urban poverty and its impact on health, work and well-being.
2010 study from the University of California, Irvine, on the average effect a vice presidential candidate has on the electorate.
Roundup of recent studies on global warming, rising average temperatures, and public and private opinions on climate change.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the change in probability of extreme weather events such as heat waves.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveying the disadvantages of rural students and examining the relationship between income and education.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on the causes and effects of helicopter parenting .
2012 study from the U.S. Forest Service and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on the relative change in trees, shrubs and other greenery in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas.
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings.
2011 study in the Journal of Marketing Research on how credit card debt affects the spending habits of consumers with higher self-control.
2012 study from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on women, blogging and feelings of empowerment.
2012 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on a range of long-lasting contraceptive options and their failure rates.
2011 study by the Harvard Business School and Duke University on U.S. residents’ perceptions of wealth inequality in the United States.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt on approaches to improving municipal recycling rates.
Study by the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University, Bloomington on Twitter user behavior before the 2010 U.S. midterm elections.
2012 report from Harvard Kennedy School on U.S. public school student performance domestically and internationally.
2012 study from Harvard, Brown, Univ of Missouri on various factors that influence voting behavior in minority communities.
2012 review of studies relating to prior Olympics games and their local and national impacts.
2012 literature review of research studies relating to HIV/AIDS in Africa and its prevention and treatment.
2012 study in Archives of Sexual Behavior looking at the phenomenon among young people of texting nude images.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2004 AEI-Brookings Joint Center study assessing the risks of using a cell phone while driving
2012 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University on housing trends after the financial crisis.
2012 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on oral contraceptive use and later declines in the gender wage gap.
2012 survey and report from the Kaiser Family Foundation on deep worries about health care coverage and costs.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on how campaign ad effects on voters quickly deteriorate over time.
2012 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life project on accessing the Internet through cellphones.
2012 study for NBER on a better way to measure how banks pose risks to the financial system.
2012 study in Political Communication on political public relations effects, journalists’ response, and the press coverage that results.
2012 paper from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the appeal of fair-trade goods.
2012 study in Computers & Education on how Facebook and instant messaging can hurt college students’ grades.
2012 study by Duke, Penn State and Colby on how skilled video game players are not necessarily better multitaskers.
2012 study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on how the production of oil may increase rapidly in the coming decade.
2012 study in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly on different reader responses to narrative stories versus policy stories, and the relative benefits of narrative stories.
2010 study in PNAS analyzing the beliefs of more than 1,000 scientists about human-induced climate change.
2012 review of scholarly studies that examine Twitter use by politicians, policymakers and the public.
2012 study in Social Science Quarterly on the levels of desire of Mexican immigrants in Texas to learn English.
2012 study in Psychological Science on how poverty levels and perceived discrimination can lead to poorer health.
2009 study in World Development on how mobile technology can help farmers thrive.
2012 paper from Texas A&M on how “stand your ground” laws affect rates of violence in states.
2002 paper in Industrial and Corporate Change that examines innovation dynamics among more than 700 entrepreneurial teams attempting to start businesses.
2011 study in the Journal of Public Economics on student debt and early career choices.
2011 study in Economic Inquiry examine the effect of U.S. immigration policy on the flow of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico and subsequent economic and labor impacts.
2012 study in the journal Nature Climate Change on rates of change in the ocean levels for the Northeastern United States.
2011 study by the University of California-Los Angeles in Developmental Psychology on tween values and media engagement.
2011 study by Clemson and Michigan State University on how revenue generated by tourism is distributed across different income groups.
2012 report by the Social Science Research Council on comparative well-being levels for women living in the metropolitan United States.
2010 report in the The Journal of Travel Research on how the financial crisis is affecting travel in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
2012 metastudy published in the journal Nature on the crop yields of organic and conventional farming.
2012 metastudy in Nature on the implications of losses in biodiversity.
2011 report in Psychological Science on individual self-enhancement bias and societal levels of income inequality.
2012 paper from Northwestern University on the value of social networks for refugee job seekers in the United States.
2012 study by MIT, Yale and UC-Berkeley on social science research participants on the Internet.
2012 study by the Pew Research Center on shifts in American political values from 1987-2012.
2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University on the impact of an arrest on a teen’s educational trajectory.
2011 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the dynamics between higher education and local economies.
2012 report from the University of Michigan on how U.S. homeowners have been faring over time.
2012 report by the Urban Institute and the Robert John Wood Johnson Foundation on the Affordable Care Act and uninsured veterans.
2011 study in Papers in Regional Science on the benefits of having more self-employed people and small businesses in a region.
2012 report from Rutgers on patterns of employment, wages and difficulties in job-finding among recent graduates.
2012 Indiana University-Purdue University study on public housing, violence and drug use among adolescents.
2012 study in Psychological Services on how blogging by teens can help well-being.
2011 UCLA study on the nature of migration trends across the world during the global recession.
2012 report by researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau on the relative decline in startups and “young” firms across the United States.
2008 study in Economics & Politics on how the theory of the balance of powers plays out at the state level, and how partisan influence can change dynamics.
2012 paper by Queen’s University published in Psychological Science on religion and personal self-control.
2011 study by Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Bristol on how real-time displays of audience response to a live debate can influence the opinion of undecided voters.
2010 study from Harvard and the University of Copenhagen about the relationship between rates of public corruption and available legal resources.
2012 report from the National Science Foundation putting U.S. research and development and high tech industries in global context.
2012 study in New Media and Society on age, gender and online community behaviors.
2012 study in The Journal of Finance about the difficulty of pricing initial stock offerings accurately.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research uses data on highway spending measures to chart the large-scale economic effects of public infrastructure investments.
2011 study from the University of Michigan on racial attitudes and perceptions in America immediately before and after Barack Obama’s election.
2012 study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the relationship between health and the length of study participants’ commutes.
2011 Princeton University working paper on the estimated monetary returns and highly selective college attendance in the United States.
2012 Pew Research survey looking at variation in citizen assessments of government at different levels, and partisan divides.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
2010 report from Harvard’s Ash Center on Indonesia’s economic, governmental and social progress since its adoption of democratic rule in 2000.
Renewable energy information from the 2011 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
Petroleum-related statistics from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
Electricity-related data from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
2012 study by the City University of New York on the how the interaction of gender, race and ethnicity can produce wage and benefit inequality.
2012 Pew Research Center report with new survey data on social issues and historical comparative data.
2012 study from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Michigan published in PNAS on variations in summer temperatures and the elderly.
2011 study from the University of San Francisco on the effects of minor league baseball teams on community per capita incomes.
2012 study in Politics & Policy on how relationships with gay people can influence the views of religious individuals.
2012 study in The World Bank Review on economic and income trends in Vietnam, as it transitioned to a more market-based model.
2009 study in Maternal and Child Health Journal on high rates of domestic violence against urban female teens.
2012 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the tripling of rates of babies affected by maternal opiate use over the past decade.
2012 study by Duke University published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics on the racial competition of a jury and criminal court outcomes.
2012 government report spotlighting data relating to children of alcoholics in the United States.
2010 study published in Monthly Labor Review on teen summer employment trends.
2012 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on migrations between Mexico and the United States over the last 160 years.
2012 study from Princeton University on the number of uninsured Americans who might participate in reform efforts.
2012 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives on the relationship between maternal prenatal insecticide exposure and a child’s gestational age and birthweight.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the consequences and dynamics of assuming student loan debt.
2012 survey from Yale and George Mason about how Americans perceive increased extreme weather events and about views on the influence of global warming.
2011 U.S. government report on human rights abuses and commercial/trade issues in China.
2012 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the mechanisms that explain people joining and engaging with Facebook.
2012 study in the American Sociological Review on trends relating to partisan affiliation and trust in science.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on aid amounts from the U.S. government to Israel, history and trends.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs.
2012 study in Scientific Reports on social networks, viral promotion and the power of random viral possibilities.
2012 study from the RAND Corporation on youth obesity and access to healthy food sources.
2012 study in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy on the effect of market factors on the quality of long-term care.
2011 study from Harvard University examining whether techniques used to raise scores in charter schools can be successfully transplanted to traditional public schools.
2012 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine about large variations in health care costs in California hospitals.
2012 study from Carnegie Mellon University on the effectiveness of laws requiring that consumers are informed when their personal data is compromised.
2012 metastudy by Pew Research Center on changes in women’s attitudes towards career and family.
2012 study from MIT and Inter-American Development Bank on the complexity of implementing labor standards and differential outcomes.
2012 study in Psychological Science on different dynamics for women and men in terms of attraction and self-assessment.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Service providing an overview of U.S. energy production and consumption.
2012 study by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society on Russia’s relative Internet freedom.
2011 paper by Clemson University and College of Charleston on the impact of casinos on retail property values in Detroit, Michigan.
2012 paper from the University of Maryland and Wellesley College on underlying factors that explain America’s relatively higher rates of teen childbearing.
2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the increasing rate of autism diagnoses across the Unites States.
2011 paper published in Real Estate Economics on subprime and non-traditional mortgages, home prices and default rates.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.
2012 study in the Journal of Communication about the relationship between Internet use and the potential development of greater democracy in Asia and Africa.
2012 study from Northwestern University and Duke University on gender, race and perceptions of assertive behaviors in the workplace.
2012 study in the Journal of Applied Research on Children on the characteristics of children and families living in food-insecure neighborhoods in the United States.
2012 study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on the link between prenatal exposure to airborne pollutants and behavioral issues later in the children’s lives.
2011 study in Review of World Economics analyzing the case of Ghana to see how countries might avoid the so-called resource curse.
2012 study in New York University Law Review on the similarity between the U.S. Constitution and other international constitutions between 1946-2006.
2012 study from University of California, Berkeley, analyzing levels of blogging among different racial groups.
2012 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on the chemical compounds present in 85 samples of household cleaning and personal care products.
2011 study in the Journal of Media Psychology on the connection between personality traits and time spent online.
2009 study from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland on racial disparities in U.S. health care.
2011 paper for NBER on the effects of Chinese imports on American workers.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on college enrollment and completion trends by income and gender.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on the state of U.S. refugee policy.
2011 study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors on anti-drug television advertising and self-reported drug use in teenagers.
2011 study in the Journal of Women’s Health Issues looks at how responsibilities of work and home spill over and related consequences.
Study by the Pew Research Center on journalism and the present and future of news.
2012 report published in Psychological Science on physical exertion and the credibility of eyewitness reports.
2010 study from Dartmouth College published in Politics & Genderon the different effects negative campaigns have on men and women.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the frequency of wildfires in the American West over the past 3,000 years and the implications for larger wildfires.
2011 study from MIT on the effectiveness of urban and non-urban charter schools on raising student achievement levels.
2012 longitudinal study from Stanford University on public opinion and financial crises.
2008 Justice Department report on the effectiveness of citizen policing programs.
2009 paper published in the American Sociological Association on links between lynching and contemporary hate crimes.
2009 study in the journal Criminology on the racial makeup of neighborhoods and trends in racial profiling.
2012 paper from Microsoft Research on assessing the credibility of tweets.
2012 study in American Politics Research on how the health care reform vote may have hurt Democrats.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
2012 study by the University of Toronto on the relationship between the skills used in a job and the salary for that job in a city of a given size.
2012 World Bank report on poverty rates in the developing world.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on wealth levels and unethical behavior.
2011 reports from the U.S. Department of Justice with census of imprisoned and paroled persons.
2011 study from the Guttmacher Institute on abortion rates in the United States and related trends.
2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health on the rates of unintended pregnancies for all 50 U.S. states.
2012 study from University of Maryland, University of Michigan and Duke University on Internet practices and preferences.
2012 report from the University of North Carolina on the nature and number of U.S. terrorism incidents and convictions.
2012 paper published in the journal Science on historic patterns in carbon dioxide and ocean acidification and the implications for the future.
2011 paper in Human Rights Review on international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking.
2011 paper from the Columbia Business School on paywall strategies for news organizations’ online content.
2011 study from the University of Toronto and MIT Sloan School of Management on the effectiveness of contextual and high-visual online advertising campaigns.
A 2011 study in the American Journal of Political Science on the effectiveness of negative campaign tactics.
2012 report from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society on state and federal anti-bullying laws.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the total amount of water utilized by individuals and societies globally.
2011 United Nations report on the transfer, adoption and disposal of information communication technology in West Africa.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on business results for the five biggest U.S. oil companies over the past five years.
2012 New America Foundation report on cognitive and psychological phenomena that make the task of journalistic corrections difficult.
2012 report by City University of New York, The University of California-Irvine and Nova Southeastern University on how criminal confessions can taint supporting evidence.
2012 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on levels of Facebook participation.
2012 meta-study in The Lancet on estimates of global malaria mortality rates over the past three decades.
2012 report by the Manhattan Institute on historical changes in the racial segregation of America’s neighborhoods.
2011 study by the Georgia State University and San Diego State University on the psychological costs associated with PTSD in U.S. service members returning from the post-9/11 conflicts.
2012 United Nations panel report on human rights violations by the Syrian government and military.
2012 publication by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on women in the workplace, 1979-2010.
2012 study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the relationship between female representation in compensation committees and the presence of female CEOs, and the reduction of gender wage disparities.
A 2012 metastudy published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on risks associated with large public events such as stress-related cardiac episodes, heatstroke and stampedes
2010 study from the University of Washington on nontraditional college participation and gender.
2012 study in the Journal of Labor Economics at the University of Chicago on the relationship between youth unemployment and immigration.
2011 report by the Pew Research Center on attitudes behind the gender gap in undergraduate enrollment and degree attainment.
2011 study from the University of Toronto and London School of Economics on the relationship between infrastructure and automotive traffic levels.
2012 projections of the Congressional Budget Office under different policy and fiscal scenarios.
2011 study in the American Journal of Political Science on the relationship between democratizing aid, transitioning countries and civil conflict.
2012 study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology on audience attitudes and Twitter content.
2010 study in American Politics Research on whether negative advertisements may have a constructive role for voters.
2012 study on the financial implications of an underutilized youth population.
2011 international study on the connection between progressive taxation its relationship to the happiness of citizens.
2012 study in Climate Change on the drivers of U.S. public sentiment on global warming.
2012 study published in Violence Against Women journal on the effectiveness of sexual-registry laws on preventing sexual assaults and aiding investigations.
2011 U.S. government report on the ages of Social Security and Disability Insurance applicants over time.
2011 report from the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center on how divorce effects women’s health insurance coverage.
2012 Seton Hall University study on the health-care impacts of limits on noneconomic damages in malpractice suits.
2008 study by George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin on political advertisements and effects on voter groups.
Report by Rice University seeks to identify demographic trends among persons suspected of ties to Islamic extremist activity.
2010 study in Education Economics on student debt and post-graduation choices.
2009 study from Duke and Wisconsin on the relationship between political polarization and presidential reelection.
2010 study from the University of Illinois on the impact of friendship quality on future social skills and behaviors.
2011 meta-study published in the journal Lancet on the effectiveness of flu vaccinations in the United States.
2012 study by the University of Illinois, Chicago, on dynamics behind wage disparities between whites and African-Americans at a financial services firm.
2012 study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on Mormon life in America.
2011 study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on changes in the federal student loan program.
2011 study sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the potential of early antiretroviral treatment to reduce HIV transmission.
2012 study by MIT on the technological progress in automobiles since 1980 and the trade-offs between fuel economy, weight and power.
2011 study from INSEAD and the Oxford Internet Institute on a global survey of Internet attitudes.
2012 study from the University of Nebraska examines how public outreach efforts by local authorities can increase satisfaction with government and use of tax dollars.
2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States.
2011 study from Carnegie-Mellon University on BitTorrent online downloads of copyrighted material.
2012 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report mental illness rates across the population.
2011 report from the Congressional Research Service on background issues relating to sanctions on Iran.
Federal government-sponsored research on prescription drug abuse by adolescents in 2010.
2011 study from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University Chicago and LinChiat Chang Consulting in Public Opinion Quarterly on survey sampling and accuracy.
2011 study in Public Opinion Quarterly on issues relating to security and privacy in polling places.
2011 report from the Pew Research Center on the growing wealth gap between households headed by younger versus older members.
2010 study from the University of Wisconsin on how hard-fought presidential primaries unfold and their implications for the general election.
2011 study for NBER about the effects of private equity buyouts on employment.
2011 study in PNAS on social networks and how friendships shape, or form around, shared tastes.
2011 study from DePaul University on religious values and altruistic, humanitarian behavior.
2012 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on hospital reporting rates and incidences of harm.
2011 study from Harvard and Columbia exploring the long-term impact on students of teachers with differing “value-added” ratings.
2011 study from the University of Chicago on news consumers and content selection.
2009 paper in Presidential Election Studies on the allocation of campaign resources and correlations with available state delegates.
2011 study from Columbia University on how a psychological theory can help better interpret presidential campaign decisions.
2012 report from the American Cancer Society on cancer facts and figures.
2011 study from Georgetown University on shared economic perceptions of low and high income earners in America.
2010 study by MIT in PNAS on social networks and the spread of health-related behaviors.
2010 study from the USDA’s Economic Research Service on the impact of governmental dietary targets.
2011 study in The New England Journal of Medicine on the type of neighborhood in which an individual lives and health outcomes.
2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice on 2010 capital punishment statistics.
2011 study from Political Research Quarterly on the pressures faced by trailing contenders for presidential nominations to leave the race.
Paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the effects of unemployment on peoples’ level of physical activity.
2009 study in PNAS on diversity within developing economies and corresponding potential for growth.
2012 study in the Journal of Urban Health on the role of safety culture in census tract-level pedestrian and cyclist crashes in New York City.
2012 paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on trends in family income mobility over the past 40 years.
2011 research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, San Francisco State University, Universidad de los Andes in Bogata, Universidad de Chile, University of Zurich, and other institutions.
2011 study in the Socio-Economic Review on the attitudes of senior executives about corporate social responsibility.
2012 study by New York University and Yale on the peer-influence effects of installing solar panels within different ZIP codes.
2011 study in The International Journal of Press/Politics investigates the influence of political ideology on a viewer’s perceptions of satirist Stephen Colbert.
2011 study by University of Gothenburg in Journal of African Economies on Zambia’s structural economic changes.
2011 study from Fordham Law School on the influences fueling prison population growth in the United States since 1980.
2011 Pew Research Center report explores the demographics of America’s unauthorized immigrant population based on 2010 U.S. Census data.
2011 report by the Pew Research Center exploring the link between per capita income and birth rates, with particular attention to the 2008 recession.
2011 study in Sociology of Religion on levels of religiosity and perceived barriers to marriage.
2011 study in Psychological Science linking societal-level sexism and increased gender inequality.
2011 paper from Claremont McKenna College about how the Tea Party compares with other ideological movements in American history.
2009 study in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing on the impact of fair trade on farmers’ quality of life.
2011 longitudinal study on sustained violent video game play, aggression and youth.
2011 study from George Mason University on television news coverage of presidential candidates during primary season.
2011 study from Northwestern University on different motivations among teens who use Twitter.
2009 study from Wesleyan University on how small loan programs help women in India to gain wider agency, skills and power.
2011 study from the University of Pennsylvania on the community benefits of creating more green spaces in urban areas.
2011 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research on the factors that spur online political discussion and participation.
2011 study from Colby College on history and trends relating to presidential campaign finance.
2011 study in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry on the cognitive origins of bullying.
2011 report from the Pew Research Center on social media dynamics around the 2012 presidential nominating contest.
2011 study for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on evolution and natural selection in human beings within recent generations.
2011 study in the online journal of the American Meteorological Society on long-term trends in sunshine and precipitation variability.
2011 study on gay teens and greater risk of emotional problems and negative educational outcomes.
2011 study by Baylor University on social relationships and higher levels of religiosity.
2011 meta-study from Notre Dame on how diversity on college campuses promotes civic engagement.
2010 study in the Journal of Law and Human Behavior on false confession rates.
2011 study in American Behavioral Scientist on political blogs and partisan content.
2009 study from the Harvard Kennedy School surveying presidential nominating contests and historic voter participation patterns.
2011 study by the World Bank Economic Review on the contribution of inequality of opportunity to earnings inequality over time.
Interview with University of Michigan political scientist Michael Traugott about elections, polling, and the media.
2011 paper in The American Law and Economics Review on youth curfews and crime rates.
2011 study in Quarterly Journal of Economics on U.S. mobility and inequality since 1937.
2003 paper for the Brookings Review about the importance of party insider endorsements during the presidential nominating contests.
2011 report by the American Association of University Women on sexual harassment in U.S. schools.
2011 paper in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science explores the broad changes to work/life balance in the American family.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on the conditions that make special municipal tax deals likely and their association with political corruption.
2012 report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the potential impacts of climate change and potential management strategies.
2004 study in Political Research Quarterly on the impact of the New Hampshire primaries on overall election outcomes.
2011 study by University of Oxford on global online dating practices.
2006 study from the University of Arizona on the factors that most strongly predict the duration of presidential candidacies.
2009 study in Public Opinion Quarterly on the failures of polls to predict the outcomes of the 2008 presidential primaries.
2010 study in Public Opinion Quarterly about how Clinton supporters ultimately voted in the general election in 2008.
2011 study by Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center on the energy contained in discarded plastics and its economic value.
Report by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity examining nutrition and market of sugary drinks.
2009 study from DePaul University on changing variables in forecasting U.S. presidential primaries.
2009 study in Political Research Quarterly examining the factors that shape voter preferences in the pre-primary period.
2011 study in the journal of science Nature on whether structural changes in the brain and longitudinal changes in IQ are related.
2009 study in Clinical Psychology Review on global prevalence of sexual abuse.
2008 paper from the University of Missouri on the history of the Iowa Caucuses and popular misconceptions about them.
2009 study in Polity on how trends in the last presidential campaign conform to political science theory.
2008 study on the demographics and voting behaviors of Iowa 2008 voters and caucus attendees.
2010 study in Political Behavior on immigration rhetoric and policy preferences among Iowa caucus-goers.
2011 study on the connection between disadvantaged neighborhoods and high school graduations rate.
2010 study in Mass Communication and Society on presidential candidate Facebook pages in 2008.
2011 government report with revisions to poverty measures and their impact on U.S. poverty levels.
2011 study from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of Wyoming; and the University of California, Merced, on the true factors that cause candidates to end their campaigns.
2011 Stanford University study published in Public Opinion Quarterly on how the wording of questions on pressing issues facing society affects respondents’ answers.
2011 study in the Journal of Political Marketing looks at patterns of fundraising during the presidential primaries in 2008.
2010 study on evangelical Republican and Democratic voting behaviors in 2008 Iowa caucuses.
2010 study in the American Political Science Review on the variables that can affect public views on issues over time.
2011 study surveying and analyzing scientific opinion on issues of global climate change and its causes.
2010 study in Political Behavior on pre-election poll inaccuracies and female candidates.
2011 study in Political Communication examines trends in news stories in Chinese media and looks at underlying pressures driving these trends.
2011 study in the online journal First Monday on the online practices of 1,007 U.S. households with children.
2010 study in Political Behavior examines how voters respond to hypothetical sex scandals involving a white and black candidate.
2011 study from the University of Melbourne on the conditions that affect the efficacy of foreign aid.
2011 article by the NYU Brennan Center for Justice on the potential impacts of voting-law changes on the 2012 election.
2005 study in the American Political Science Review on genetics and political predisposition.
2011 study from Harvard University on the interaction between stress and public health outcomes, along racial lines.
2011 study on the significance of page rankings in Internet search results.
2010 study from Duke University on the dynamics of the U.S. presidential nominating system.
2011 study on global warming, coffee production and the proliferation of invasive species in East Africa.
2011 World Bank paper on a new theory of economic development emphasizing both industrial improvements and country-specific flexibility.
2011 Congressional Budget Office report analyzes IRS and Census Bureau data to track changes in income across classes of earners.
Study in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the estimated economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States.
2011 study from St. Louis University on the success of corporations in securing government contracts through campaign donations.
2011 metastudy on the link between marijuana use and risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
2011 study by UCLA on how the American public judges presidential decision-making on foreign crises.
2011 United Nations report on rates of homicide per capita around the world.
2011 study by Tufts University researchers of an ideologically diverse group of news sources to better understand the use of “outrage discourse.”
2011 study in PLoS One on genetic mutations in bedbugs and resistance to insecticides.
2011 study in Psychological Science on decision-making abilities in younger and older adults.
2011 study on the volatile organic compounds emitted by 25 scented consumer products.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on existing tax system and the “Buffett Rule.”
2011 study published in Political Communication on Internet use in China increases political engagement and the development of political opinions.
2011 study in PLoS ONE on rates of psychological problems among athletes by the sport practiced and gender.
2011 study in the American Journal of Political Science on the impact of a candidate’s appearance with low-knowledge U.S. voters.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on the influence political party elites hold over public perception of policy positions.
2011 report in International Affairs Journal on changes to global and regional conflict intervention policies.
2011 report by the United Kingdom’s Energy Saving Trust on trends in home energy consumption.
2011 study in American Journal of Political Science on the connection between gender and the effectiveness of elected officials.
2008 paper from Northeastern University with historical insights on the U.S. presidential nominating process and the role played by voter judgment on incumbents’ performance and party affiliation.
2011 study in the Journal of Adolescent Health on negative experiences in adolescence and poor health later on for young adults.
2011 study published in the journal Demography on the role of relationship type in contraceptive use.
2011 paper on Groupon and Living Social operations and merchant benefits.
2011 study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the effects of oil exposure from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on gulf populations of killifish.
2011 report from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School on China’s rise to power and its implications.
2011 study in PS: Political Science & Politics on the effect of racial attitudes on the final vote tall for Barack Obama in 2008.
2011 study focusing on the ability of individuals to adapt to their economic, political and social situations.
2011 government report on the state of Medicare funding and future solvency.
2011 study on higher education completion rates for black men and women between 1940 and 2000.
2011 Congressional Research Service report on the campaign finance landscape that is evolving in American politics.
Study on public opinion, partisanship and Supreme Court nominees.
2011 fact sheet published by Congress’s Joint Economic Committee on the recession’s impact at the state level.
2011 report by the Delta Cost Project on enrollment levels, funding and staffing by universities and colleges over the past decade.
2011 paper the Harvard Law and Policy Review compares changes in voter turnout between 2002 and 2006.
2011 study in the journal Cognition measuring the public’s general perceptions of patients living in a persistent vegetative state.
2011 study in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion about how scientists and academics view religious belief.
2011 study by Cornell University on feelings of uncertainty and the adoption of novel or practical ideas.
2011 study in the Journal of International Affairs on India’s and China’s perceptions of one another from a security perspective.
2011 report by the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program on the transit options of U.S. households without private vehicles.
2011 study from the Pew Charitable Trusts on factors that contribute to downward mobility in the United States and how they intersect with race and gender.
2011 study on high level of academic performance over time, and how these students compared to their mid- and lower-level peers.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on the details of a shutdown and the impact of the last such event, in 1995-1996
2009 study on partisan conflict in Congress and public approval ratings over time.
2011 paper by the Office of Retirement Policy on “never-beneficiaries” aged 62 to 84.
2011 final report from the federal government on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
2011 Census Bureau report updating figures on American households through 2010.
2011 paper correlates incidences of social unrest (as identified by news reports) with the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global food price index between 2004 and 2011.
2011 study on the types of introduced woodland pests and the economic costs they incur.
2011 report by the U.S. Census Bureau with data on health insurance coverage, income and poverty levels.
2011 study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology on the dynamics between measurements of happiness and personal finance.
2010 study in The American Economic Review on the direct consequences of shifts in tax policy since World War II.
2011 report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on the ways Americans use mobile phones.
2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the impact of Massachusetts’ expanded health care reforms on emergency room usage.
2011 report from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young on infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world, including current state of repair, initiatives in process, and ongoing challenges.
2010 study in Information, Communication and Society on youth behaviors on social networking sites and implications for academic performance.
2011 article in International Security on distinctions between Muslim foreign fighters and terrorists, and related policy implications.
2011 study on unemployed workers, job search practices and wage expectations.
Reports and surveys that shed light on the consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Study in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management on the effects of Teach for America teachers on high school student performance
2011 study followed the employment opportunities of 29,560 paroled inmates who had served between 3 months and 4 years in prison for a range of violent and non-violent crimes.
2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the proportion of physicians facing malpractice claims annually, the cost of those claims, and the cumulative career risk of being sued.
2010 study in Economics of Education Review on link between family background, education and achievement.
2011 report from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on major drug-transit and drug-producing countries and current U.S. policy responses.
2011 paper by the Federal Reserve Board on the impacts of a foreclosure on credit scores, borrowing and housing consumption.
2011 study on the effect of an antipsychotic drug on chronic military service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
2010 paper by the University of Washington on the potential for membership in Intergovernmental Organizations to affect states’ human rights behavior.
2010 report by the Office of Management and Budget on financial effects of government oversight of the economy.
2010 study on how electricity prices, labor laws and environmental regulations affect where manufacturers locate.
Papers and reports on emerging issues relating to technology and telecommunications, monopoly, and legal intervention
2011 study investigates how different modes of communication impact neural stress and attachment responses.
2008 study analyzing storm-related property damage figures adjusted for inflation, wealth and population factors over time.
2011 study by Harvard Kennedy School on relative strength of U.S. students as compared to global peers.
2011 report from Pew Research Center on digital learning in colleges.
2011 paper by the Research Institute of Industrial Economics on the observed correlations between the size of government and lowered economic growth rates
2010 study in the journal Nature on the impact of city living on the brain’s ability to regulate and cope with stress.
2011 study in the Journal of Virology mapping the diffusion and strains of the H1N1 virus as it spread through a university’s student community in 2009.
2011 study by the University of California, Berkeley, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies on the techniques of malware distributors.
Studies analyzing the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on student and school performance.
2011 meta-study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the associations between television viewing habits and a person’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other causes of mortality.
2006 study by the American Meteorological Society on the history of U.S. tornado reports since 1954 and current tornado activity patterns.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on factors that may predict state conflict, collapse.
2011 paper by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on the predictive power of “deceptive language” used during corporate conference calls.
2011 study in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal on risk-taking behaviors children engage in during play.
2011 study published in the British Medical Journal examining the health and environmental benefits of public cycling initiatives.
2009 study from the London School of Economics on link between mortality rates during times of famine with political motivations.
2009 paper by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attempted to predict the strength of real-world relationships based on social media interactions.
Report by the U.S. Congressional Research Service on outstanding issues for the newly independent African nation
2011 study by the World Bank on how the global economic crisis has impacted the multilateral trading system.
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region’s 2011 democracy movements.
2011 study by Stanford and Caltech on how the presidential primary system shapes certain outcomes.
2011 study by Arizona State and Santa Clara University on the correlation between parenting and happiness.
2010 paper from the MacArthur Foundation on youth media literacy and civic participation.
2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services on the cognitive development and physical health outcomes of Head Start students.
Report by the Pew Research Center on increasing inequality among races in the United States
2007 study by the Dubai School of Government on deep jobless problems among young adults in Syria.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Interior on untapped potential of federal lands and waters.
2010 paper by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on frameworks for evaluating activism in the Internet age, particularly in repressive environments.
2011 study by the World Bank on effects of globalization on American wages and job availability.
2011 study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on threats to the caribou population of Alberta’s oil sands region.
2010 report by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on global usage of Web-based tools designed to circumvent Internet content filtering.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the current state of the science, technology, engineering and math-based job industries.
2011 study in the American Sociological Review on union membership trends and impacts on the labor market.
Study in Psychological Science on the underlying factors that drive people to share news
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on neglected evidence problems in sexual assault cases nationwide.
2011 study in Archives of Internal Medicine on links between proximity to certain types of foods and health outcomes.
2011 FCC report on the changing information environment in the 21st century and the challenges for both the press and democracy.
U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report presenting the latest consensus science on temperature rise, its causes and future implications
2011 report by the U.S. government on progress of women in federal hiring and attainment of higher-level positions.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on how cycles of bribery can trap developing countries in corruption.
2009 study by Stanford University on mental effects of consumption of several media streams at once.
2012 roundup of academic studies on right-wing extremist movements, with history and context
2011 report by the World Bank on how three of the fastest-growing economies are approaching poverty reduction.
Range of reports, studies and working papers on the implications of the United States’ carrying a large public debt.
2011 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the link between child development outcomes and the length of a mother’s maternity leave.
2010 study in American Sociological Review on characteristics of social advocacy organizations and their level of media attention.
2011 report by the University of Minnesota and University of Missouri on long-term outcomes for participants in early child-parent education programs.
2011 study by SUNY-Buffalo on depictions of women over time in a prominent, trend-setting space in popular culture.
2011 study by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University on the rate of global conflict over the past 130 years
2011 Tufts University and Harvard Kennedy School study on structural changes within the labor sector of developing countries and whether they promote economic growth.
2011 study by Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard on effects of Internet search engines on human memory.
2011 study in The New England Journal of Medicine on patterns of food consumption and exercise and their lifetime effects
2011 study by the American Association of Wine Economists on accuracy of stated levels of alcohol content in wine.
Study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on health risks among gay, lesbian and bisexual teens
2012 study by MIT and Harvard on impacts of randomly assigned Medicaid insurance in Oregon on public health outcomes.
2011 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on demographic trends relating to undocumented immigrants in the United States.
2010 study from Duke University on links between poverty, government assistance and health problems in the United States.
Report by the U.S. Defense Science Board on emerging strategy to combat violent insurgents and stabilize societies
Report by the United Nations Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization on the impact of black carbon and other substances on the climate and health.
2011 report by the U.S. Department of Interior on China’s supply of rare earth minerals and effects on global supply
Report in the journal Appetite on the results of two studies on people’s attitudes toward sweet flavors and the impact of sugary drinks on taste preferences
2009 paper in International Studies Quarterly on the impact of media freedom on human rights, dependant on the presence of other democratic institutions
2011 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives on health effects experienced while cycling in traffic.
2011 study in Business and Politics on the performance of stocks purchased by members of Congress.
2011 study published in Research in Sports Medicine on the severity of injuries in international women’s soccer games.
Report by Office of National Drug Control Policy on trends in “meth” use and law-enforcement efforts
2011 executive advisory board report on trends in U.S. industry and areas of concern for the future.
2011 study in the Policy & Internet Journal on claims that mass email techniques used to mobilize people reduce activist energy.
2011 report by a federal policy advisory group on the movement toward large-scale testing with consequences attached and educational results.
2011 report from U.S. Forest Service on tree- and plant-thinning techniques used to reduce the chances of intense wildfires
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on the effectiveness and safety of Tasers and other conducted energy devices
Review of four academic studies concerning the responses of religious groups in the event of failed prophecy
2011 study by Brigham Young University on the effects of the Tea Party political movement on Congressional races.
2011 report by federal legislative group tasked with watching over spending during financial crisis rescue programs.
2011 report from federal oversight agency on crimes and costs involving undocumented persons.
2011 study in the American Journal of Political Science on the effects of foreign aid on conflict in developing countries.
Report from U.S. federal joint commission updating legal and human rights overview of China
2011 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on associations between childhood holiday experiences and later political affiliation and voting patterns
Complete and unredacted release of the Pentagon Papers by the U.S. National Archives, including all supporting documentation and an account of the Vietnam peace negotiations
2011 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology on levels of compassion for large groups of people in need.
2011 study in the journal Pediatrics on the scope of food allergies among U.S. children.
2011 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on responses in rodent brains to pollutants from highway traffic.
2011 study by the Pew Research Center on levels of trust, tolerance and engagement among social networking users.
2010 study in Political Science Quarterly on qualities and representative nature of U.S. primary election caucuses.
2011 study in Perspectives on Politics on impact of leadership strength on effectiveness of citizen groups.
2011 report in the Virginia Journal of International Law on the commonalities behind two major “bride markets.”
2011 study by RAND Corporation on challenges of minimizing learning losses during school vacation.
2011 report in the British Journal of Sociology on underlying and environmental factors that fueled the mass killing in Darfur.
2011 study in American Journal of Epidemiology on how depression rates are affected by types and qualities of city neighborhoods.
2011 Journal of Politics study on partisan bias in how scandals are covered by U.S. news organizations.
2010 study in Journal of Social Issues on global reception of new immigrants and cultural factors that produce negative attitudes toward them.
2011 study by UC San Diego and UC Berkeley on strategy for disrupting the infrastructure on which spam advertising is based.
2011 study in the Journal of Politics on the degree of political similarity among couples.
Study in Journal of Social Issues on differences in family priorities and learning outcomes for immigrant children
2010 study by U.S. Department of Agriculture on costs of providing for child-rearing needs.
2010 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine on link between observable physician characteristics and quality of treatment for patients.
2011 U.S. Government report on the challenges facing the Social Security system and its ability to meet its obligations to retirees and those on disability.
2011 report from the World Health Organization on progress in meeting the U.N.’s health-related Millennium Development Goals..
Study by researchers at Towson University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on survival rates and causes of death of gray catbirds
2011 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family on educational results for children in nontraditional families and related causes
2011 study by Brookings Institution on how well public transportation networks line up with work commute needs
2010 study by the Yale Law School, George Washington Law School, and the University of Oklahoma on how values shape perceptions of expert agreement and truth
2010 study by Perspectives on Politics on Internet usage and patterns of participatory inequality in American politics.
2010 report by federal agencies on background profiles and life experiences of young people in custody.
Study by Pepperdine University on prosecutorial procedures and the death penalty
2011 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the vulnerability of American households to financial emergencies.
2011 study by the University of California, Irvine, on how users determine personal privacy settings on social networks
2011 study in Current Anthropology on body norms and fat stigma worldwide
2011 report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on widening income inequalities among its member countries worldwide
2011 study by the RAND Corporation on the educational and health effects of parents’ deployment on their children
2011 report by U.S. Department of Justice on crimes involving human smuggling, forced labor and prostitution
2009 report by University of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Justice on extent of sex crimes in America.
2002 report by the World Health Organization on frequency of sexual violence globally.
2010 study by Harvard Kennedy School on how good governance models vary globally.
2011 study by the University of Wisconsin and Harvard on impacts of poverty on child brain growth.
2011 study in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on pop music lyrical trends and wider psychological changes.
2011 survey by Pew, Knight and Monitor Institute on how information sharing can spur community engagement and satisfaction
2011 report by the EPA on how location factors into household energy use totals.
2011 report by Boston College on underlying trends in stock values and the outlook for personal retirement investments.
Study in American Political Science Review on the societal conditions that spur anti-immigrant sentiment
2009 study in Political Behavior on the origins of the male-female divide in knowledge of politics
2007 study in Injury Prevention on car seat positioning and safety outcomes for children.
2009 study in Annals of Emergency Medicine on medical service response times and survival rates among trauma victims
2010 study in Journal of Neurotrauma on effects of head impacts for a high school football team during one season.
2010 study by the University of Southern Mississippi on socioeconomic factors influencing legalization of casinos globally
2011 study for the American Medical Association scrutinizing FDA fast-track approval and product recalls
2011 study by Cornell University on uncounted greenhouse gas impacts of unconventional extraction and hydraulic fracturing.
Study in Pediatrics on the link between paternal depression and care for children
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on expenditures for conflicts and terrorism-related operations since 2001.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on barriers to further growth as female legislative ranks increase
2011 study by Columbia University on reduced auto pollution through electronic tolls and effects on fetal health outcomes
2011 study by UCLA on gambling habits as reported in a casino setting
2010 paper by the University of Munich on cultural sites and how they shape local economies.
2009 study by the University of Arizona on more fluid work environments and effects on management diversity.
Study by Mississippi State University on the effectiveness of a large university’s emergency warning system
2010 study in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering on limits of football helmet testing methods
2010 study in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal on young gamblers and propensity for risky behavior
2009 study by the University of Iowa on religion’s role in shaping views on immigration reform.
EPA report on shifts toward residential building in urban areas since the 1990s
2009 study in Climate Dynamics on climate impacts of land-use change in China
2011 study in The American Journal of Medicine on the effects of state law on family health-finance crises
Study by The Brookings Institution on helping members of the public make better financial decisions
2010 report from the Pew Center on the States on challenges to providing Internet access to all Americans
2009 study in Social Problems journal on how access to employment information differs by ethnicity and sex.
2011 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on chemicals in food packaging and endocrine disruption.
2004 paper in The Journal of Strategic Studies on the dynamics of aerial campaigns over Iraq and Bosnia.
2010 study by the University of Arizona on the reasons for gene flow between fields planted with genetically modified cotton and those with traditional varieties.
Pew Research Center report surveying online participation during election season
Study published in Kyklos: International Review of Social Sciences on the geographic spillover of increased media freedom
2011 metastudy published in The American Journal of Medicine on the effects of quitting smoking on post-operative complications
2010 study by University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland on outcomes for youth placed in alternate forms of foster care.
2011 study published in Nature combining observational and model-based data to explore how relationship between human-induced increases in greenhouse gases and increased weather extremes.
Study in the American Journal of Sociology on gender differences and outcomes of housing relocations
2006 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives on the response to and impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
2011 study for the National Bureau of Economic research on high levels of public debt and the consequences
2010 study by Columbia University on the difficulties for media organizations of understanding their online audiences.
2008 study by the Transportation Research Record on correlation between fuel prices and public transportation usage
2010 study for National Bureau of Economic Research on lack of financial knowledge and retirement decisions.
2010 paper by the World Bank on increased demand for biofuels and its societal consequences
2010 meta-study in the American Journal of Public Health on the broader consequences of raising alcohol prices
2010 study by the Inter-American Development Bank on the economic circumstances of new immigrants and the need for insurance safety nets
2011 report from Harvard Kennedy School on income and population data in the Census
2011 Wellesley College study looking at whether Google Trends volume was predictive of 2008 and 2010 U.S. Congressional elections.
2011 study for the Transportation Research Board on link between fuel prices and alcohol-related car accidents
2010 study for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence on how social media users wield influence
2011 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the effects of cell phone exposure on brain activity
2011 poll by the Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health on Internet usage among Latinos
2011 study by the Vera Institute of Justice on the potential benefits of treating criminals under 18 as juveniles and not as adults
2007 report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on necessary steps in the aftermath of an act of nuclear terrorism in a U.S. city
2010 study by Harvard’s Berkman Center on the frequency and type of Internet attacks on targeted groups.
Study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the conditions of fresh food in stores in lower-income neighborhoods
2006 study by the University of Colorado, Rutgers and UCLA on the likely effects of a nuclear explosion in a densely populated city.
2002 study published in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between firearm-ownership rates and homicide rates
2008 study by researchers in the United States and Europe on antibiotics and the creation of drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
2011 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives investigating the continued level of thyroid cancer risk among Chernobyl victims two decades later.
2011 study in Pediatrics on nonfatal injuries to infants from cribs and related products.
2008 chapter from Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami measuring the action taken in creating and maintaining a Tsunami activity database.
2005 study in Pure and Applied Geophysics testing an earthquake forecasting model against the records of Japanese quakes over 36 years.
2010 study from the Harvard School of Public Health on the relative safety of on-street bicycle lanes and physically separated cycle tracks.
2010 Mayo Clinic review of the contents and safety of energy beverages and sports drinks
2009 report in the Proceedings of the Japan Academy detailing the nature of tsunami disasters over time and Japan’s responses
2010 report by the Social Security Administration on faulty decision-making in retirement investing strategies.
2010 study in American Journal of Political Science on the persistent political gender gap in American politics
2008 study in the American Journal of Political Science on political conditions that attract foreign direct investment.
2012 study by New York University and Temple University on the link between local weather patterns and perceptions of climate change.
2010 study by the Council on Foreign Relations on issues of technology research and development among major countries
2010 study in the journal Science examining the impact of genetically modified corn on neighboring un-modified crops
2009 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on accidents involving hybrid cars and other forms of travel.
2009 study in the American Journal of Public Health on the effects of certain kinds of television content on child weight problems.
2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the role of social networks in shaping the transmission of H1N1
2010 study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the effect of early retirement on cognitive function of people in their early 60s.
2008 study in the Middle East Development Journal on the effect of Egyptian mothers’ education and financial position on their children’s education
2008 study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on the factors that have hurt the U.S. pension-insurance corporation.
2011 Stanford and UC Berkeley study on transportation trends and how they may impact predictions about future carbon emissions levels.
2010 study by the Harvard School of Public Health on alcohol consumption and rates of diabetes.
Study by the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum on development patterns and economic challenges in the Arab world
2010 study published in The Lancet on the effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy and new HIV diagnoses
2009 metastudy by the University of Florida examining the reported effects of alcohol price/taxes on purchasing and consumption habits.
2010 study indicating that surgical removal may not be necessary for women with certain kinds of early-stage breast cancer.
2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the potential cognitive benefits of regular aerobic exercise.
2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the relationship between leisure activities and cardiovascular disease events and all-cause mortality.
2011 study conducted by University of California, Irvine, on the discrepancies between individuals’ reported race at birth and death and the possible role of the cause of death.
2011 study by the Migration Policy Institute on the state and local enforcement of the federal 287(g) section of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.
2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between childhood self-control and its consequences later in life
2011 metastudy by the Institute for Environmental Studies on results of 22 peer-reviewed studies on economic losses from weather events and their potential connection to global warming.
2011 study by researchers from Bucknell and UNC Chapel Hill on the varied political views of those who self-identify as “conservative.”
2011 report by the Prevention Institute examining the nutritional qualities of 58 children’s products with front-of-the-package labeling
2011 analysis by researchers from Harvard University, MIT and Wellesley College on the commonwealth’s insurance-requirement law.
2010 report by the Education Trust on the relative characteristics of the for-profit school sector, including tuition costs, average student loan amounts and default rates, and graduation rates.
2010 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project and the Project for Excellence in Journalism on trends in the news habits of Americans
2010 study published in the Harvard Business Review potential benefits of well-designed wellness programs to both companies and workers
2008 paper by researchers from Harvard, MIT and Northwestern University on the potential effect of climate change on nations’ economic growth.
2011 University of Michigan study on the effects of triclosan, a common antibacterial agent, and BPA on the functioning of the human immune system
2010 study by Monash University, Australia, on the risk factors that on-road commuter cyclists face from drivers.
2010 study by researchers from the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University on the number of words that 12- to 18-month-olds picked up from a best-selling instructional DVD for children.
2010 study from Harvard, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley researchers on the potential long-term effects of high-quality early education.
2010 Stanford University study on the effects of higher crop yields on greenhouse gas emissions.
2010 study by the University of Maine and others on the effect the ability of whales to sequester carbon and the potential benefits of restoring whale populations.
2010 metastudy by researchers from the University of Queensland on the findings from 35 different studies of speed cameras.
2010 study by the National Cancer Institute on the potential benefits of low-dose helical CT scans in the detection of lung cancer.
2010 study from the Transit Cooperative Research Program on recent streetcar systems and their development and land-use impacts.
2010 study by researchers from Harvard, Princeton, the University of Adelaide, and the National University of Singapore on the environmental impact across a large set of countries.
2006 Princeton University study on the relationship between growing income inequality and increasing political divisions in the United States.
2010 study from the CDC and others on HIV/AIDS trends and ways to improve prevention and treatment programs.
2010 study on potential cost savings and improvements in patient care from adopting a surgical safety checklist.
2010 study from the Nature Conservancy Center for Science and Public Policy on patterns of stream-flow depletion across 18 Arizona watersheds and possible mitigation strategies.
2010 study by researchers from the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and others on the relationship between different amounts of physical activity and weight changes.
2010 Harvard School of Public Health study on the relative effectiveness of regular mammography screening on breast-cancer mortality.
2010 report from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University on a project attempting to measure the impact of educator merit pay on students’ performance in mathematics.
2010 survey by Pew Research Center on Americans’ understanding of religious tenets, practices, history, legal dynamics
2009 study looking at the potential for reductions in surgical complications and patient deaths from adopting a surgical safety checklist.
2010 Brooklyn College paper on the some of the lessons that could inform future policy-making to avoid the repeat of similar crises.
2010 study by researchers from UCSF, the University of Oklahoma and UC Berkeley on the prevalence of obesity among California public school students
2009 study commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation analyzing trends and causes of pedestrian-related car crashes.
Study by researchers from Harvard, Vanderbilt and Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the rate of hearing loss among U.S. adolescents.
2010 Northwestern University study on the larger effects of music students’ improved auditory abilities.
2010 study published in Nature magazine on the change in the level of phytoplankton activity over the last 100 years.
2010 University of Wisconsin study on the results of financial education among very low-income families in a subsidized housing program.
2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health of area residents and workers.
2010 Pew Hispanic Center report on the characteristics of unauthorized immigrants’ families and parenting status.
2009 Harris School of Public Policy paper on the effects of Food Stamps on recipients’ health
2009 RAND Corporation study on the disparities between Latino and African-American males and their white counterparts.
2010 study on the effects of a school-based program addressing risk factors for diabetes and obesity
2010 paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives looking at how the disparity in men’s and women’s math and verbal test scores might be explained by state or regional differences.
2010 study examining the effects of public-place smoking laws on smoking prevalence and second-hand smoke exposure.
2010 study exploring the relationship between spending on non-drug medical services and pharmaceutical expenses across geographical regions.
Paper by the Harvard Medical School examining whether treating children and adults with mental health illnesses could reduce crime.
2009 metastudy in the Journal of Sleep Researchon the relationship between sleep duration and mortality, based on 23 separate research papers
2010 UCLA study on the relationship between bicycle use and riders’ immigrant status.
2010 report by the American Public Health Association examining the external costs that automotive-transportation systems impose.
2010 study looking at the potential effects on children’s diet of putting nutrition information on fast food items.
2009 paper examining the relationship between Medicare spending and outcomes for patients with heart failures
2008 Center for Economic Studies paper on the effects of federal food safety regulations and private actions on the cost of meat and poultry processing.
2009 study by the Pew Center of the States on expenses incurred at the state and county levels in Oregon during the 2008 election.
2010 survey by the Pew Hispanic Center on the relative attitudes of foreign- and U.S.-born Hispanics toward the 2010 Census.