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U-Michigan historian wins Pulitzer for Attica book

April 11th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A book by Heather Ann Thompson, professor and historian at the University of Michigan, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history. Thompson is the author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its…

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American National Election Studies releases 2016 election data

April 3rd, 2017

ANN ARBOR—With public responses on polarizing political issues, such as immigration,  trade, and health care, the latest data from the American National Election Studies (ANES) at the University of Michigan are now available. Since 1948, ANES has conducted benchmark election…

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Partisanship Rules Consumer Sentiment in March

March 31st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—The continued strength in consumer sentiment has been due to optimistic views on three critical components: higher incomes and wealth, more favorable job prospects, and low inflation expectations. All of these factors, however, have been influenced by partisanship, according…

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Partisanship dominates consumer optimism in February

February 24th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Normally, the implication would be that…

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New DataLumos archive aims to preserve government data

February 16th, 2017

The UM-ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is establishing an open-access archive, DataLumos, where the public can archive valuable government data resources, ensuring their long-term availability. ICPSR, a center within the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social…

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Teen vaping “one way bridge” to future smoking

February 7th, 2017

Teen vapers may become “desensitized” to cigarette smoking health risks Teen vaping acts as a “one way bridge” to future smoking among those who have never smoked before, and may not stop those who have smoked before from returning to…

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Youth key to researching terrorism

January 30th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand—and combat—terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to a position paper published in the journal Science. The…

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Unpaid bills & charity care dropped by nearly half at Michigan hospitals soon after Medicaid expanded

January 30th, 2017

U-M findings from official Healthy Michigan Plan evaluation show financial impact on hospitals that serve all Michiganders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For decades, hospitals across Michigan have written off the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of healthcare…

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Consumer optimism surges in January amid partisanship

January 27th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Consumers expressed a higher level of confidence in January than at any other time in the last dozen years. The post-election surge in confidence was driven by a more optimistic outlook for the economy and job growth during the…

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Social media tapped for insights into economics, political communication, parenting

January 25th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers will use Big Data from social media to gain new insights into economics and the way people communicate about parenting and politics under two recently funded research projects. The projects will assemble research teams with…

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