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May 21 2019 | Pacific Standard
Stanford sociologists find that when progressive candidates talk about how their policies are aligned with values commonly associated with conservative ideals – as opposed to liberal ones – they receive greater support from conservatives and moderates.  
The General Social Survey, or GSS, is one of the most important data sources for researchers studying American society. For the first time ever in its nearly 50-year history, the survey’s 2018 data release includes information on respondents’ self-identified sex and gender. The new data will allow...
May 1 2019 | Stanford News
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online, Stanford sociologist finds Stanford sociologist Forrest Stuart examines how gang-associated youth on Chicago’s South Side use social media to challenge rivals. He finds that, contrary to common belief, most of these confrontations do not...
Apr 10 2019
Radically Normal: How Gay Rights Activists Changed The Minds Of Their Opponents In 1972, researchers launched a project known as the General Social Survey. The GSS asked Americans to share their opinions on a whole range of important issues, from education spending to the role of women in the...
Gender bias can negatively affect what we think about products made by women, especially in male-oriented markets. Imagine you’re reading the label of a craft beer. Among the notes you see the name of the brewer: Jane. Does knowing a woman made this beer change your perception of it? Will it taste...
Mar 13 2019 | The Washington Post
Theresa Vargas is a local columnist for The Washington Post. Before coming to The Post, she worked at Newsday in New York. She has degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University School of Journalism.
Feb 28 2019 | Stanford News
Racial aspects of art, literature, political science, psychology and sociology inform scholars’ examinations of U.S. culture.
Feb 26 2019 | Stanford News
In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s second face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this week, Stanford scholars discuss what unfolded since the leaders’ first summit in June 2018 and what direction they should take to ensure complete denuclearization of the Korean...
Feb 17 2019 | The Los Angeles Times
As Trump and his wall push Mexico away, California aims to pull it closer As President Trump pushes Mexico further away, declaring a national emergency to force the construction of a wall along the border, Gov. Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers have made clear they want to draw the country...
Feb 11 2019 | Stanford News
Stanford sociologists explore who does, and doesn’t, want a DNA ancestry test Stanford sociologists found that racial identity, when ancestors immigrated and knowledge of family history influence people’s decision to take a DNA test.