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COVID-19 shapes political approval ratings

Approval ratings of political leaders surged in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Poll: Americans' views of systemic racism divided by race

In the wake of outrage across the nation and racial justice protests spurred by the deaths and injuries of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake and other Black Americans, more than half of Americans believe policing ...

COVID-19 opens a partisan gap on voting by mail

Before the pandemic, there wasn't any difference in the rates at which Democratic and Republican voters actually cast their ballots by mail or in-person. That may change now.

Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (COVID-19). The region has often carried a disproportionately ...

Many Americans believe false election narratives, survey shows

"Kamala Harris is not a natural-born American citizen." False. "Joe Biden's family has illegal business ties with China." False. Believe it or not, large segments of the population are aware of these kinds of unsupported ...

Vulnerable groups affected by public transit cuts amid pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport agencies across North America have made significant adjustments to services, including cutting trip frequency in many areas while increasing it in others. In many cases, ...

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