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Nearly 1 in 2 Families Are Struggling With Addiction

As news of the opioid epidemic is on front pages around the country, that and other substance abuse problems, which include alcohol, plague almost half of America's families. Portions of ...
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Number of People Worried About Mass Shootings Rises

As the visibility and number of mass shootings in the United States rises, so has the worry that people or their families will be victims. The figure has risen particularly ...
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American Trust in Mass Media Slides

Mass media, which supplies much of the information viewed and read by Americans, is widely mistrusted, according to new research. Concerns about partisanship and a lack of accuracy are the ...
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Economic Confidence Hits Lowest Level Since Government Shutdown

The economic confidence of Americans has hit the lowest level since the federal government shutdown ended in January. Some of the drop has to do with worries about a recession. ...
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Record High Number of Americans Fear They’d Be a Victim of a Mass Shooting

Mass shootings in the United States seem to happen nearly weekly. In fact, by one count there have been 279 mass shootings in 2019 already. The tragedies are so frequent ...
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Liquor Catches Wine as Second Most Popular Adult Beverage

Beer remains the American favorite adult beverage. For years, it was followed by wine, while liquor trailed far behind. That changed sharply in the past year. According to a new ...
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Americans Want the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

In many states, people under 21 years old can buy tobacco products. Most Americans don't approve of this and want the age barrier to be above 21. This, in turn, ...
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Worry and Sadness Hit Record Highs Worldwide

New research shows that around the world, people have not been sadder or worried more in over a decade. These are described as "negative experiences" in the survey, which include ...
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Nearly Half of Americans Say Their Taxes Are Too High, Lowest Level Since 1956

It is tax day, a day many Americans dread as they turn over their IRS paperwork, and sometimes a check, to the federal government. A new survey shows that 45% ...
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Americans Borrowed $88 Billion for Health Care Last Year

Health care costs in the United States are generally measured as the highest in the world. Last year, many Americans could not afford their health care costs and so borrowed ...
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Concern About Sexual Harassment Drops Sharply Among Men

The effects of the #MeToo movement and other actions to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace have started to fade rapidly among men with a sharp drop in those who ...
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Number of Uninsured Americans Hits 4-Year High

The number of uninsured Americans reached 13.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, the highest rate since 2014. The rate also rose from 10.9% in 2016, and that increase ...
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Americans Ready To Increase Spending As They Shop For Holidays

It will be a good holiday for many retailers. The "mood" of American shoppers is excellent as the holiday season approaches, according to data from Gallup. The report does not ...
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Half of Americans Who Don’t Own Homes Expect to Buy Within 5 Years

On a national basis, since reaching a peak in April of 2006 before crumbling following the subprime mortgage debacle, U.S. home prices in February had recovered more than 96% of ...
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25 Cities With the Healthiest Diets

Few habits affect overall well-being more than a healthy diet, and the probability of eating well largely depends on one's place of residence. The “2016 Community Rankings for Healthy Eating” ...
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