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US lawyers’ group warns of accumulated student loan debt


March 14th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys warned of the danger posed by the accumulated student loan debt in the US.A recent report from NACBA underlines ... Read more...

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Interracial marriages on the rise in US


February 17th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Interracial and inter-ethnic marriages continue to increase in the US and the greatest growth has occurred among Hispanics and Asians, according to a report by the ... Read more...

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US birth rates decline amid recession


October 14th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) A sharp drop in birth rates in the US in the past few years reflects economic recession in the country that started in 2008, said a ... Read more...

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People pretend they are busy to avoid boring friends


August 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think that your friend often turns busy over phone on meeting you, it may be that he or she is opting for such a ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings up after Osama bin Laden’s death: Polls


May 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): United States President Barack Obama's approval ratings have increased since news broke out of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing on Sunday, according to three new polls.A Washington ... Read more...

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Obama birther controversy filled four percent of US news coverage


April 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 28 (ANI): A recent study of news coverage shows that top media organizations have been devoting relatively little time to the so-called "birther" issue.The Pew Research Center's Project for ... Read more...

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Media gave little time to ‘birther’ issue: Study


April 28th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Top media organizations devoted little time to the so-called "birther" issue, according to a study.President Barack Obama, released his long-form birth certificate saying that the issue was ... Read more...

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Most Americans can’t name single GOP candidate: Poll


April 21st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Over 50 percent of Americans can not name a single GOP presidential candidate, according to a Pew Research Center survey.The survey revealed that 53 percent of Americans, ... Read more...

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Poll gives Obama low marks for handling of economy


April 8th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS/EFE) A majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy and the budget deficit, according to a poll released Thursday by the ... Read more...

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Pew Research says over 4 in 10 Americans think Libya military action is right


March 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.29 (ANI): New data from the Pew Research Center shows that 47 percent of Americans, or over 4 in 10, thinks that the US military air strikes in Libya were right. ... Read more...

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By 2050, whites ‘will be the minority race in US’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Whites will be a minority in the U.S. by 2050 as black and Hispanic birth rates soar, according to official figures.Hispanic, black and Asian people accounted for 90 ... Read more...

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U.S. newspapers saw ads revenue decline by more than 6% in 2010 - report


March 14th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. newspapers saw their revenue from advertisements decline by more than six percent in 2010, compared to a year earlier, according to a report released by Pew ... Read more...

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‘Spousonomics’ says economics is key to keeping marriage strong


March 10th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new book is offering tips on how to keep a marriage strong and its authors say that it is all possible through a close economic analysis.'Spousonomics', the ... Read more...

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Global Muslim population to grow at ‘double rate’ of non-Muslims in next 20-yrs


January 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27(ANI): The world's Muslim population is expected to grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades, and constitute over a quarter of the ... Read more...

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‘Serious challenges’ plague massive US aid to Pakistan: Report


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): The ambitious US civilian-aid program, which has made Pakistan the world's second-largest recipient of American economic and development assistance, is facing a host of serious challenges on the ... Read more...

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Americans back US military’s ‘don’t ask’ repeal: Poll


November 30th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A majority of 58 percent Americans support allowing gays to serve openly in the military, suggesting that they would favour repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, according to ... Read more...

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No money, no marriage - a new trend?


November 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new study has found that Americans with low income and education are less likely to marry than those who are better off.The trend suggests that they place ... Read more...

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Nearly five in ten American voters want Obama to run for president again


October 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 27 (ANI): Nearly half of today's voters - 47 percent - say they would like to see Barack Obama run for re-election in 2012, versus 36 percent who said ... Read more...

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TV drove viewers to Internet to explore Obama-Muslim rumours


September 28th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that online searches about the Obama-Muslim rumour spiked Americans' interest on days when the topic was heavily covered on national television networks, and ... Read more...

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Why Americans think Obama is a Muslim


September 1st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): In a first-of-its kind study, a psychologist has explained why Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.The research by Spee Kosloff and colleagues suggests people are ... Read more...

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One in five Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim: Survey


August 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19(ANI): A new survey has found that nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.Obama's religion, like his place of birth, has been ... Read more...

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US frustrated with Zardari’s political free-fall following poor flood relief response


August 18th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.18 (ANI): The United States is frustrated by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's falling political popularity following his government's slow response to the deluge, which has submerged almost one-fifth of the ... Read more...

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Thirty eight percent Americans would not vote for candidate Palin supports: Poll


August 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Thirty eight percent of the Americans have expressed that they would be less likely to vote for a candidate that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin campaigns for, ... Read more...

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Obama less favorably viewed among Muslims: Survey


June 18th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun 18 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's ratings among Muslims has gone down this year as per a Pew Global Attitudes survey.Obama continues to be popular and to lift America's ... Read more...

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57pc Americans google themselves regularly


May 30th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): As Internet users grow by millions everyday, so does the importance of one's online identity - a fact proven by numbers - 57 percent American adults google themselves ... Read more...

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Eight of ten Americans trust in big government near historic low


April 19th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): Eight out of ten Americans say they can't trust Washington and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills.According to a ... Read more...

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Americans call their politicians ‘crooks,’ ‘idiots’


March 23rd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Americans are very angry with their lawmakers and have used choice epithets to describe them. Though their Congressmen have just passed the historical health reform bill to overhaul the ... Read more...

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‘Expectations determine whether wife outearning husband ruins marriage’


February 13th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Expectations determine whether wife outearning husband is a marital sore spot, according to two financial therapists at Kansas State University.They say that when a wife is the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

American teenagers not so enthusiastic about Twitter


February 4th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new report has revealed that Twitter has not caught on as other technologies have with American teenagers, with only 8 percent of online teens embracing it.According ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Skin colour not the reason for Obama’s approval rating dropping among whites


January 27th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.27 (ANI): An ABC News/Washington Post poll has said that President Barack Obama's job approval rating, though 53 percent overall, has slipped to just 44 percent among whites surveyed. ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama outpolls her husband with 71 percent favorability rating


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23(ANI): A new poll has indicated that US First Lady Michelle Obama has very strong approval ratings and high cross-party appeal, which is completely in contrast to her husband ... Read more...

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One in five American women now better educated and dominant income providers


January 19th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, jan.19 (ANI): A PEW research has opined that women are increasingly better educated than their husbands and have emerged as the dominant income-provider in one of five marriages.The research, the results ... Read more...

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About 70 pct of world population lives under high religious restrictions: Study


December 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 28 (ANI): Nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities, according ... Read more...

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24pct Americans believe in reincarnation


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 22 (ANI): Roughly 24 percent American adults believe in reincarnation and a similar number believe in yoga as a spiritual practice, according to a new poll by the Pew ... Read more...

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15pc of teens with cellphones receive ’sexts’: US study


December 16th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new survey on "sexting" has revealed that nearly one out of seven American teens carrying a cell phone has received nude or almost nude pics.The Pew Research ... Read more...

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