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Voters anxious ahead of election, students’ national poll finds

After learning the theory and methodology behind public opinion polls, undergraduates in “Taking America’s Pulse” surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 1,100 Americans on a wide range of topics.

Social scientists win award for rural population studies

Cornell social scientists were part of a team that won the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Psychological ownership improves care of public parks, lakes

Marketing strategies that boost feelings of psychological ownership can increase people's willingness to clean up trash, donate money and volunteer at public parks, according to research co-authored by Suzanne Shu, professor of marketing.

Wilkerson: US must reckon with ‘long shadow’ of caste system

Isabel Wilkerson, journalist and author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” on Oct. 21 delivered the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Entry isn’t easy, but immigrants face few barriers in NYC tech

Cornell researchers surveyed 325 Manhattan and Brooklyn tech firms in 2015 and found that 45% of the CEOs were first- or second-generation immigrants.

Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine

In surveys of nearly 2,000 American adults, barely half said they would be willing to take a hypothetical vaccine with an efficacy, or effectiveness, of 50% – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s minimum threshold for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Religion: less ‘opiate,’ more suppressant, study finds

Rather than making people less political, religion shapes people’s political ideas, suppressing important group differences and progressive political positions, according to sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste,” will deliver the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.