Surveys Find Support for Religious Liberty and Free Speech, Need for More Education About Our Core Freedoms

TweetWASHINGTON — Today, the Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA TODAY, released the results of its latest yearly State of the First Amendment survey. The results of this year’s survey show most Americans favor free speech, even over speech that offends, and support religious liberty, even in the face of terrorism. However, 39 percent of Americans could not name a single First Amendment freedom: religion, speech, press, assembly or petition. “The American people have a strong commitment to our fundamental freedoms,” said Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum.Read More

U.S. New-Vehicle Quality Makes Largest Improvement in 7 Years, J.D. Power Study Finds

TweetDETROIT  — New-vehicle quality improves 6%, double the 3% rate of improvement in 2015 and the largest increase since 2009, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), released today. The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality. Quality improves across all eight problem categories measured in the study, with 21 of the 33Read More

Work ’till I Die? Give Me a Break! Millennials are Training for Career Ultramarathons–They Plan to Retool and Refuel Along the Way

TweetMILWAUKEE — ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) – Millennials are set to run career ultramarathons and anticipate taking breaks along the way, according to a ManpowerGroup report out today. They prioritize job security and the opportunity for new challenges and types of work. Based on a global study of 1,000 Millennials from across the United States, the report provides practical advice to help employers rethink their people practices for attracting, retaining and developing Millennial workers. American Millennials are preparing to run career ultramarathons. Sixty-six percent expect to work past age 65. Thirty-twoRead More

Exhausted At Work … The New Workplace Epidemic?

TweetMENLO PARK, Calif. — It’s time for a wake-up call: Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of U.S. workers say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31 percent) saying they do so very often, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps. The costs of working tired – both for professionals and the businesses they work for – are high: Respondents cite lack of focus or being easily distracted (52 percent), procrastinating more (47 percent), being grumpy (38 percent) and making more mistakes (29 percent) among the consequences. Work mayRead More

Virginia Tech Study: Flint has a very serious lead in water problem

TweetFLINT, Mich. — We analyzed all samples shipped to Virginia Tech from Flint to date. Flint residents returned an astonishing 84% of the sample kits we sent out (252 out of 300 samples). We thank our partners Water You Fighting For, Concerned Pastors for Social Action, ACLU of Michigan, Democracy Defense League and Flint residents for their dedicated efforts in maximizing sample kits being distributed, collected and returned to us in record time. We will continue to analyze water samples as they are returned. However, mathematically, even if the remainingRead More

Singles in America: Match Releases Its Sixth Annual Comprehensive Study on the Single Population

TweetDALLAS — Match, the world’s largest relationship company, today released findings from its sixth annual Singles in Americastudy – the most comprehensive national study of American singles, based on the U.S. Census. This 2015 survey captures a vast array of data on this influential group: diverse, active and pace-setting American singles — including how best to get to the second date, their political views and sexual appetites, and their definition of an “ex.”  What does a Republican expect on a first date? How do you talk to the Democrat youRead More