Poll: Do you support or oppose the health care law? Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans still oppose the nation's new health care measure, three years after it became law, according to a new survey.
But a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates that more than a quarter of those who oppose the law, known by many as Obamacare, say they don't support the measure because it doesn't go far enough. According to the poll, 43% of the public says it supports the health care law, a figure that's mostly unchanged in CNN polling since the measure was passed in 2010 by a Congress then controlled by Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Fifty-four percent of those questioned say they oppose the law, also relatively unchanged since 2010. The survey indicates that 35% oppose the health care law because it's too liberal, with 16% saying they oppose the measure because it isn't liberal enough. The wide partisan divide over the law remains. MORE: President touts Obamacare benefits for moms. Plants Can Hear Pests Attack.
Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem. Low self-esteem and Facebook aren't the best mix.
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Correlation/Causation. Study Designs. Survey Methods. Genie in a Battle. On 18 December 2015, Public Policy Polling released a new poll concerning presidential candidates and their supporters.
While the poll sought to ascertain the public's opinion in matters such as gun control, immigration, and the minimum wage, the media was more concerned with an odd question about the fictional city of Agrabah from the animated movie Aladdin: Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah? PPP found that 30% of Republicans were in favor of bombing the fictional city, while 13% were opposed. Donald Trump had the largest percentage of supporters in favor of bombing Agrabah (41% for and 9% against) while only 11% of John Kasich fans supported the idea: Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say.
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Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption. Reading guarantee not enough – Kasich’s study conveys need for a “Third Grade Poverty Guarantee” Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem. Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem. Will changing your Facebook profile picture do anything for marriage equality? As SCOTUS debates the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and DOMA this week, Facebook users all over the nation have become part of a burgeoning social media trend.
Supporters of marriage equality have been changing their profile pictures to the icon on the left, a version of the Human Rights Campaign logo designed specifically to indicate support for same-sex marriage rights. What Kind of Thinker Believes in God? A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total.
The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Your answer to this question will help me guess whether you believe in God. Alaska has the highest gun ownership rate in America — and the highest gun death rate in America. This may seem obvious.
But in case you had any doubts, there is a clear positive correlation between gun ownership and gun deaths. University of Southern California professor Richard Green spotted a new report from the Violence Policy Center showing that states with weak gun laws and higher gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths. Green asked the group for the raw data for all states, and came up with the following chart: Alaska had the highest rate of gun deaths, at 19.59 per 100,000. Its gun ownership rate was 60.6 percent. This graph will make you think twice about eating organic.
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Translating Calorie Counts into Exercise Equivalents Leads to Healthier Choices. By mid-2012, coffee shops and burger joints across the country will be required to prominently display nutritional information about their food products.
Many of the larger franchises are already doing this. The Daily Show tests if a "good guy with a gun" can stop a mass shooting. It has been said millions of times after a mass shooting: The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
On Thursday, The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper put the theory to the test. Agavins reverse the metabolic disorders in overweight mice through the increment of short chain fatty acids and hormones. Abigail Fisher, Please Stop Blaming People of Color for Your Mediocrity. By Kwanzaa Imani Last week, Abigail Fisher’s case against The University of Texas at Austin gained media attention when she announced that she would once again be taking it before the Supreme Court.
In 2008, Fisher filed a discrimination suit against the school, making the claim that they had denied her admission while accepting less qualified students of color because affirmative action laws gave them an unfair advantage due to their race. Further inspection, however, revealed that Fisher simply wasn’t a competitive enough student to qualify for a spot. UT Austin’s Top Ten Percent Plan accounts for 92 percent of its admissions, with the plan guaranteeing Texas high school seniors within the top ten percent of their graduating class admission to the university. Warning: Actual Bible Reading Likely To Turn You Into A Liberal, Study Shows « Christian researchers have discovered the existence of a book that is so dangerous to conservative ideology, Republicans may soon decide to ban it altogether. Strangely enough, that book is the Christian Bible.
According to a study published in Christianity Today, people who say they read the Christian Bible frequently are far more likely to support liberal policies, when compared to those who read the Bible less often. The study also found a startling difference in opinion between people who say they read the Bible on their own, apart from any outside influence, and those who participated mostly in “guided reading,” under the direction of church leaders or others. According to Christianity Today, while most studies have found a strong association with regular church attendance and conservative views, this study was the first to look at how “independent Bible reading” influences political and moral beliefs.
The study found that, Too Much TV And Chill Could Reduce Brain Power Over Time. More than three hours a day could mean brain fade by middle age. Raoul Minsart/Masterfile/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Raoul Minsart/Masterfile/Corbis More than three hours a day could mean brain fade by middle age. Science says dancing with friends is good for your health. You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronising with others while dancing raised pain tolerance. It also encouraged people to feel closer to others. OkTrends. Nerds. As we all know, the Internet is a great place to pretend to be someone you're not.
For instance, here's me in Second Life having a great time: Anyhow, in many online situations, self-misrepresentation is totally harmless. The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think Spicy Food Is Associated With A Lower Risk Of Death.
Good news for chili chompers: Regularly chowing down on spicy foods is associated with a lower risk of death, especially if you stay away from booze. Next time someone says racism isn't real, show them this 3-minute video.
Testosterone. Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing. Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss : The Salt. Hide captionPeople following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for. GOP Mistweets #Obamacare Survey Results. House Speaker John Boehner, among other Republicans, wrongly tweeted that a recent “study” found “74% of small businesses will fire workers, cut hours under #Obamacare.” Actually, no more than 13 percent of the small businesses surveyed said that. On July 16, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a three-page report summarizing the results of its Small Business Outlook Study for the second quarter of 2013. The report said: “Despite the Administration’s delay of the employer mandate by a year, small businesses expect the requirement to negatively impact their employees. 27% say they will cut hours to reduce full time employees, 24% will reduce hiring, and 23% plan to replace full time employees (30 hours per week or more) with part-time workers to avoid triggering the mandate.”
Here Is a Video of One Lobster Eating Another Lobster. How doctors do up to 50 hours of work in one day. Matthew Hutson: What Kind of Thinker Believes in God? Qualtrics Survey Software. Food Stamps Charts. These charts show the number of Americans receiving food stamps as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture. As of the latest data released on April 4, 2014, the total is 46.5 million, which is more than the entire populations of many large nations. The first chart shows monthly totals over the last several years (click charts to enlarge): The second chart shows annual totals back to 1975: Newt’s Faulty Food-Stamp Claim. Newt Gingrich claims that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.” Average wedding cost: published numbers on the price of a wedding are totally inaccurate. In Ohio, birth control coverage determines teen pregnancy.
IUDs, implants are most effective birth control. New Study Confirms Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate Will Reduce Abortion Rate. Do the Best Professors Get the Worst Ratings? Www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/scarrell/profqual2.pdf. Fox Nation vs. Reality: Math-Challenged Poll Analysis On ObamaCare: Why Portland Is Wrong About Water Fluoridation. Health. When Judges Can’t Do Math, Justice Suffers. Matthew Hutson: What Kind of Thinker Believes in God?
Can you trust political trends? 5 Statistics Problems That Will Change The Way You See The World - Walter Hickey. Eletter/Caffea-Review-Bergner.pdf. Pigeons Rival Primates In Number Task.