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ISR News Releases

Palestinian Struggle to Recover From Gaza Devestation

Chain of violence: Study shows impact on Palestinian and Israeli children

August 21st, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Children exposed to ethnic and political violence in the Middle East are more aggressive than other children, a new study shows.  And the younger children are, the more strongly they are affected, in a “chain of violence” that goes…

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Consumer confidence slips in July due to slower job growth, higher food prices

July 27th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Consumer confidence slipped in July, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. All of the overall decline was in how consumers viewed future prospects for…

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Generation X is surprisingly unconcerned about climate change

July 18th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—As the nation suffers through a summer of record-shattering heat, a University of Michigan report finds that Generation X is lukewarm about climate change—uninformed about the causes and unconcerned about the potential dangers.

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U-M Regents approve Institute for Social Research (ISR) addition

July 18th, 2012

 ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved moving forward with construction of a $29 million addition to the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at its July meeting.  The five-level addition, which will be located on the Division…

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ISR summer internship program celebrates 10th anniversary

July 17th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—An internship program that provides students with hands-on experience designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys is celebrating its 10th anniversary July 31 with a symposium showcasing the research of current interns and a dinner for alumni and friends.

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University of Michigan Institute for Social Research 2012 Fellowships

July 17th, 2012

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) recently awarded more than $250,000 in fellowships to 42 graduate students and researchers in its quest to support young scholars and innovative social science research.

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Consumer confidence falls among upper income households in June

July 2nd, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Consumer confidence posted a sizable loss in June, with most of the overall decline in how consumers viewed future prospects for the national economy, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of…

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Fractions are the key to math success, new study shows

June 18th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—What part of math success comes from knowing fractions? More than you might think, according to a new study that analyzed long-term data on more than 4,000 children from both the United States and the United Kingdom. Published…

Is American Science in Decline?

Global Science: U.S. is still in the game

June 14th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Globalization is a benefit to U.S. scientific achievement, not a threat. That’s the conclusion of a new book that weighs the evidence from a number of recent surveys to answer its title question: “Is American Science in Decline?”…

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Study shows that religious patriarchy promotes confidence about paternity

June 5th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Religious practices that strongly control female sexuality are more successful at promoting certainty about paternity, according to a study published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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