A Majority of Americans Oppose Nuclear Power. How Does Nuclear 'Dread' Affect Their Perceptions?
A new study finds that the public is more supportive of nuclear power when looking only at numbers about calculated risk—without knowing it's nuclear power they're dealing with.
How Newsrooms Are Trying to Make the Media Great Again
Public opinion of the media is at an all-time low. How do outlets regain Americans' trust?
Last Week's Supreme Court Rulings Are an Opportunity for Republicans
How Republicans can move past issues that are dangerous to their party.
Why America Is Holding Back World Action on Climate Change
With a ton of land and plenty of weather variability, it will take much longer before a majority of the public feels the effects of extreme weather.
Why Haven't Obama's Scandals Hurt His Approval Ratings?
More Americans approve of his performance now than did so a week ago.
Was Sarah Palin’s Image Hurt By Tina Fey? You Betcha!
New research suggests exposure to Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin in 2008 lowered voters' opinion of the candidate.
Polling of Opinion on Immigration Suggests a Lot of People Lie
UC Berkeley sociologist Alexander Janus says social desirability pressures cause some liberals to lie about their true opinion on immigration — even when asked in an anonymous poll.
Republican Global Warming Skeptics Believe in Climate Change?
New research finds Republicans scoff at "global warming," but are much more receptive to the notion of "climate change."
People Watch The News To Affirm, Not Inform, Their Opinions
A new study finds that people watch the news more for affirmation than for information.
Peeling Away the Media Reaction to 'Objectifying Sarah Palin'
What's it like to have your work misinterpreted by the mainstream media? Two psychologists, who asked whether a popular politician would be hurt by media coverage focused on her appearance, tell their story.