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The Spiral of Silence

“People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline,” (emphasis added) says the AP, citing a new survey from the Pew Research Center and Rutgers University.  According to the study’s findings, social media sees users shying away from discussing anything controversial … Read more

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Survey Says…

Since we’ve recently commented on a number of poll-based studies, here’s a timely article: in The Atlantic, Emma Green reminds us what we lose when we rely too heavily on poll data to understand historical trends. To demonstrate, she takes a look at a Gallup poll that asked over 1,000 people the following question: “Do … Read more

Changed Priorities Ahead

Family Not a Priority for Millennials

Marriage and family have been the bedrock of civilization for…ever? But new data from Pew Forum suggests, disturbingly, that the Millennial generation isn’t sold the importance of these institutions. Could this be the true effect of the rise of same-sex marriage (and no-fault divorce)? The recession of the entire institution? Image Credit: Peter Reed

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Belief in Satan on the Rise

Back in October of 2013, we commented on Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s stated belief (to the media’s feigned surprise) in the Devil. Now, Brandon Ambrosino notes that, according to Gallup polls, belief in Satan among Americans has seen a steady rise while belief in God has simultaneously decreased over the same time period. Ambrosino also … Read more