Are Facebook fights over coronavirus worth unfriending your family? Survey says … yes
Everyone has one, that family member who posts on social media a little too frequently about the latest multi-level marketing company selling energy drinks or skincare and won’t listen to reason when people tell them it’s a pyramid scheme.Eventually they get put on probation or in Facebook jail, notifications from their page muted for the foreseeable future and forgotten about until the next family get-together at Thanksgiving or Easter.That is, until the coronavirus hit.Family feuds on Facebook aren’t just pushing people to put their relatives on probation anymore — they’re actually unfriendi...
The Charlotte Observer
Many couples still happy together after months of coronavirus quarantine, study finds
While the stay-at-home orders may be testing people’s patience with their significant others, most romantic relationships are surviving and thriving in close quarters.That’s according to a new Monmouth University poll, which found that half of couples in the United States predict they’ll come out of this coronavirus quarantine with a stronger relationship.“It isn’t surprising that so many people are satisfied in their relationship,” Gary Lewandowski, professor of psychology at Monmouth, said in a statement. “Our relationships are a key source of stability, and when the world feels uncertain, h...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gatesgate: Poll shows 44% of Republicans think Microsoft founder wants to use coronavirus vaccine to microchip them
A poll taken this week found 44% of Republicans think Bill Gates is working on a coronavirus vaccine because he wants to plant a microchip in them and monitor their movements.Yahoo News and YouGov found nearly half of Republicans believe that baseless conspiracy theory and may be resistant to using a vaccine that could end the pandemic. The poll also found that 19% of Democrats believe that story is credible while 52% know it is false. Only 26% of Republicans surveyed were certain the Microsoft founder is not hatching such a plot.According to that study, 50% of those who believe the Gates theo...
New York Daily News
Majority of Latinos lack trust in federal response to COVID-19, new poll shows
MIAMI — Latinos say they are skeptical of federal authorities’ response to the coronavirus, but they generally support provisions in the new financial stimulus bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a new national poll released by Democratic-leaning organizations Wednesday.The survey, conducted May 10 to May 16 by the research firm Latino Decisions, was commissioned by the nonprofits UnidosUS, SOMOS and the progressive advocacy group MoveOn. Polling in all 50 states — including over-samples in Florida, Arizona, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Illinois and Califor...
Poll: Most Americans don't want coronavirus lockdowns to end
Though some states have started to roll back their social distancing restrictions and small right-wing protests against coronavirus-related shutdowns have garnered plenty of media attention, the majority of Americans still want people to stay inside, according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Through the poll, which surveyed more than 1,000 American adults nationwide over the past week, researchers found that a large portion of the country — 83% — is concerned to some degree that lifting restrictions will lead to more coronavirus infections. In tu...
New York Daily News
Barton Goldsmith: Living with depression and anxiety
In the April issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers issued a dire warning about the mental health effects of the coronavirus that “immediate efforts focused on prevention and direct intervention are needed to address the impact of the outbreak on individual and population-level mental health.”According to a survey conducted in early April by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half of all Americans are suffering from mental health issues during this pandemic. An Express Scripts survey found that three-quarters of all antidepressant, antianxiety and anti-insomnia prescriptions filled dur...
Tribune News Service
Cynthia M. Allen: Even as coronavirus keeps us from churches, faith appears to be growing. Here's why
Of all the activities that help organize human life, the communal practice of religion is one of the most unifying.But like public gatherings of almost every kind, religious services of every denomination and creed have all but disappeared, thanks to the coronavirus.And while the “virtual” service has been sustaining people of faith during these difficult times, plenty of people feel spiritually isolated without the fellowship, foundation and accountability that group worship provides.There’s reason to wonder whether, when churches and other houses of worship reopen (some already are), if many...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Floridians aren't following virus safety measures, survey says. Thousands won't stay home
MIAMI — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to allow phased reopenings in more parts of the state, the state’s Department of Health announced a new app that streamlines the way Floridians and others can take the Community Action Survey, which officials say can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.Data from the survey show Floridians aren’t following some health official safety measures.The Community Action Survey Report was first announced in early April. DeSantis said, “In addition to helping our state better identify and predict coronavirus trends in Florida, the StrongerThanC-19...
Survey says 'Little Women' and 'This is Us' are what moms want to stream for Mother's Day
When it comes to what moms want to watch this Mother’s Day weekend, an acclaimed film about women directed by a woman and a multicultural family drama win across the board.According a recent survey, Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” was the top movie and NBC’s award-garnering “This Is Us” was the top TV show celebrating motherhood and the ones mothers want to stream the most.Fandango Now polled more than 1,000 moms this week and found that 84% are bonding with family members while streaming classics at home and 81% plan to stream a movie or TV show as part of their Mother’s Day plans.Whether attri...
New York Daily News
A crippled US Postal Service could throw a wrench in November election
SAN DIEGO — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated problems for the U.S. Postal Service and sparked a debate in Washington, D.C., that could carry major ramifications for the November general election.The U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, has long been America's most popular public agency; a recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that 91% of Americans had favorable opinions about the agency.Nevertheless the agency has frequently faced financial challenges, which have escalated during the pandemic, as revenue plummeted and mail volume dropped more than 30% from last year.Federal officials s...
The San Diego Union-Tribune