Almost everyone has a smartphone. They can be distracting. But new research shows they may also impair our ability to think straight even when we’re not using them.
Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.
High-fructose corn syrup is found in many foods today. We profile the latest research on the sweetener’s association with obesity, diabetes and liver disease.
Running for office in the United States is an expensive affair. Immense sums change hands. This tip sheet will help journalists find and track the influence of money in politics.
Special interests in Washington and capitals around the country buy access to influence deals behind closed doors. They leave journalists a few crumbs to follow, but we need to know where to look.
African Americans in the South are more supportive of “American values” and the U.S. political system than black people living outside the South, a new study finds.
2016 tip sheet that helps journalists navigate the big-money and often partisan world of think tanks.
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As American rhetoric on Iran heats up again, Iranian public opinion polls can bolster reporting. We offer guidance on finding and using polling data.
Claims of election fraud were a prominent feature in the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. He repeatedly warned that the election would be “stolen” from him. We look at the research and find fraud is more often spin than fact.
State supreme court judges who rely on public financing to fund their elections become less likely to favor attorneys who have donated to their campaigns in the past, a 2016 study suggests.