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ISR News Releases


How much money parents give to college-age kids: U-M study

May 3rd, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—More than 60 percent of young adults between the ages of 19 and 22 received some financial help from mom and dad, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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Retirement plans after the Great Recession: U-M study tracks the changes

May 2nd, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—New research shows that 40 percent of older Americans postponed retirement in the wake of the Great Recession.


Global warming: New research emphasizes the role of global economic growth

May 1st, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It’s a message no one wants to hear.  To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work.

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Job slowdown in April halts growth in overall confidence

April 27th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Consumer confidence remained largely unchanged at improved levels in April as consumers were still hopeful about future job gains despite disappointing recent developments, according to economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

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The Generation X Report: Food in the lives of GenXers

April 26th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Generation X adults prepare an average of 10 meals a week, and eat out or buy fast food an average of three times a week, according to a University of Michigan report that details the role food plays…

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Small ‘neural focus groups’ predict anti-smoking ad campaign success

April 25th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Brain scans of a small group of people can predict the actions of entire populations, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and the University of California at Los…

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Productivity? For Brady West it’s a slam dunk

April 18th, 2012

Brady West is the winner of the 2011-2012 Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology.

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Lisa Marchiondo: Researching rudeness in the workplace

April 18th, 2012

Lisa Marchiondo is the winner of the 2011-2012 Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues.

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Project readies video data on effective teaching

April 18th, 2012

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded U-M two grants totaling more than $4.7 million over four years.  Two ISR Centers – the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Survey Research Center (SRC) — are…


ISR and the Truman/Dewey upset

April 18th, 2012

The two questions were tacked on at the last minute to a Survey Research Center (SRC) survey on foreign policy: “In the presidential elections next month, are you almost certain to vote, uncertain, or won’t you vote?” (If certain or…

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