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THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

THE CONVERSATION: Are religious people more moral?

(THE CONVERSATION) Why do people distrust atheists?
A study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and extreme moral prejudice against atheists around the world. Across all continents, people assumed that those who committed immoral acts, even extreme ones such as serial murder, were more likely to be at ... (full story)


Business is booming and employers would like to expand – but they can’t

The U.S. economy is thriving. Unemployment is at a 49-year low – which is generally a good thing. But this can also be problematic, as eventually employers run out of people to do the work.
For nearly a year now, the number of open jobs in the U.S. has been higher than the number of people looking for work in nearly every ... (full story)


11th Districts reverses Trumbull County legal malpractice case

A Trumbull County trial court erred in granting an attorney’s motion for summary judgment dismissing claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Appellant Lori Schmitt appealed an Aug. 17, 2018, entry in favor of attorney Deborah Witten. At issue was whether S ... (full story)


School vouchers expand despite evidence of negative effects

(THE CONVERSATION) For the past couple of decades, proponents of vouchers for private schools have been pushing the idea that vouchers work.
They assert there is a consensus among researchers that voucher programs lead to learning gains for students – in some cases bigger gains than with other reforms and approaches, such a ... (full story)


The most unpopular presidential election winner ever could win again in 2020

(THE CONVERSATION) Donald Trump is the first president to ever be elected while being actively disliked by the majority of Americans. Trump was also the first person elected president who was significantly less popular than his counterpart.
Most Americans have heard of presidents losing the popular vote but winning the election. ... (full story)