r/science 1d ago

Social Science For nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in alcohol consumption, binge-drinking and alcohol use disorder. What was previously a 3-1 ratio for risky drinking habits in men versus women is closer to 1-to-1 globally.

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r/science 4d ago

Social Science A new study found that Americans dramatically overestimate the number of migrants affiliated with gangs and children being trafficked, and that this overestimation contributes to dehumanization of migrants, to lack of empathy for their suffering, and to individuals’ views on immigration policy.

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r/science 6d ago

Social Science The presence of strong labor unions substantially reduces poverty for both unionized households and non-unionized households.

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r/science 15d ago

Social Science Ban on flavored vaping may have led teens to cigarettes, study suggests. After the ban’s implementation, high school students’ odds of smoking conventional cigarettes doubled in San Francisco’s school district relative to trends in districts without the ban

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r/science 5d ago

Social Science After Mohammed Salah, a prominent Muslim football player, joined Liverpool F.C., hate crimes in the Liverpool area dropped by 16% (relative to comparable areas) and Liverpool F.C. fans halved their rates of posting anti-Muslim tweets relative to fans of other top-flight clubs.

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r/science 15d ago

Social Science New research provides evidence that counties with higher levels of Trump support in 2016 fared worse than their non-Trump-supporting counterparts after implementing public health policies meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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r/science 17d ago

Social Science Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity. New research finds even a slight grocery tax-rate increase could be problematic for many.

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r/science 11h ago

Social Science Relationships at work matter greatly to our well-being, and perhaps no work relationship affects us more strongly than the one we have with our manager. In fact, people who leave their job frequently report that their manager is their most important reason for doing so.

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r/science 27d ago

Social Science Lyrics of popular songs have become increasingly simple over time, finds new study analyzing six decades (1958–2016) of popular music in the US. Simpler songs entering the charts were more successful, reaching higher chart positions, especially in years when more novel songs were produced.

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r/science 1d ago

Social Science Despite increases in gender equality and the normalization of casual sex in many cultures, the belief that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem remains widespread. New research examines this stereotype and finds no correlation between a woman’s sexual behavior and her self-esteem.

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r/science May 15 '21

Social Science Studying science isn’t what makes students less religious: College majors that focus on inquiry rather than applying knowledge are more likely to secularize students, according to a new study that breaks with the traditional claim that exposure to science leads people away from religion.

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r/science 27d ago

Social Science Trump supporters may share some of the narcissistic traits that were exhibited by the former U.S. president himself. The study revealed that people who scored higher in the antagonistic and indifferent facets of narcissism were more likely to say they were voting for Trump

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r/science 5d ago

Social Science Anti-vaccination profiles on Twitter tend to be more engaged in discussions and rely on a more interconnected social network compared to their pro-vaccination counterparts, according to new research. The study indicates that Donald Trump was one of the key nodes in the anti-vaccination network

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r/science 25d ago

Social Science Death penalty cases which are assigned to the US Courts of Appeals are substantially more likely to result in executions when the convicts are [randomly] assigned to panels with a majority of Republican-appointed judges.

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r/science 22d ago

Social Science Black and Hispanic motorists are searched at higher rates than White motorists, yet contraband is found at substantially lower rates among Blacks and Hispanics. If police were to equalize search rates across races while maintaining the status quo search rate, they would increase contraband yield

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r/science 13d ago

Social Science Analyzing Using over four million traffic stops, new research shows "female officers are less likely to search drivers than men....[Yet], when female officers do conduct a search, they are more likely to find contraband and they confiscate the same net amount of contraband as male officers."

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r/science May 05 '21

Social Science Teen girls and young women in Colorado graduated high school at higher rates after the state expanded access to affordable contraception — some of the strongest quantitative evidence of better reproductive choices shaping the life trajectories of women.

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r/science 28d ago

Social Science Married people experience longer durations of a deep sleep stage known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that helps form memories and regulate emotions, offering new clues about the potential health implications of marital status.

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r/science Apr 27 '21

Social Science Mass shootings in the US may cause Republicans to lose votes in House, Senate and presidential elections in counties where the shootings occur. Following a mass shooting, Republican vote share in presidential elections decreases by 1.7 percentage points in counties where the shooting occurs.

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r/science Apr 22 '21

Social Science How local TV can push viewers to the political right: Living in an area with a TV news station owned by Sinclair, the U.S.'s 2nd-largest local TV company, makes viewers less likely to vote for Democratic presidential candidates and lowers their approval of Democratic presidents, suggests new study.

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r/science Apr 17 '21

Social Science Support for porn bans founded on religion, not science: Conservative politicians have been citing science to support anti-porn legislation, but a new study suggests that the only Americans who still broadly support banning porn are biblical literalists — not science believers or skeptics.

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r/science Apr 26 '21

Social Science Countries with governments that favor Christianity cause their residents to become less attached to their faith, a new study has suggested, based on an analysis of 166 countries. This helps explain large declines in the number of people across the U.S. and Europe who identify as Christian.

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r/science Apr 27 '21

Social Science New study finds that bullied youths are much more likely to have violent fantasies; 97% of the most-bullied boys and 73% of the most-bullied girls had fantasized about about killing, attacking, or humiliating someone in the past month (n = 1,465, subjects aged 15, 17, and 20).

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r/science May 04 '21

Social Science The geographic distribution of death sentences in the United States is clustered in just a few jurisdictions. The findings indicate that a county’s legal and racial history plays a more important role than the homicide rate.

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r/science Apr 23 '21

Social Science For the first time researchers show that verses in religious scriptures that legitimize violence may increase support for killing enemies of the faith, based on a new study of Christians, Muslims and Jews in 7 countries using a quote from the Bible, Koran, or Torah (n=8,000).

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