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Switching Racial or Ethnic Identity?

Carolyn Liebler's research recently released as a U.S. Census Bureau working paper has sparked an interesting dialog (and much media attention) regarding the reporting of race when she found media outlets almost 10 million Americans changed how they identified their race or ethnicity when asked by the Census over the course of a decade.

Do atheists get a seat at God's table?

Maybe in St. Paul where the "Interfaith" Conversation Cafe changed it's name to "Interbelief" to include the nonreligious. Penny Edgell, in a Pioneer Press report, stated that her 2014 survey found the public more accepting of various religious groups but not for atheists who had the same high degree of mistrust found in 2006.

Minnesotans Fighting in Syria? FBI Getting Tips

Prof. Cawo Abdi was featured in a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the possibility of Minnesotan Somalis fighting in Syria.

The Workplace Flexibility Experiment

A new study of 700 workers of a Fortune 500 company conducted by Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, Wen Fan, and others found that employee flexibility and supervisor support offers wide-ranging benefits including addressing work-family stresses. Results will be published in the June issue of ASR.

Were you really in church on Sunday?

Do you lie about how often you go to church/temple/mosque? You're not alone. Watch Penny Edgell participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Huffington Post.

Voting for an atheist president?

Even though there has been some positive movement by polled voters Penny Edgell in a recent Washington Post article said that atheists continue to be the most mistrusted group in the U.S.

Do Americans change their race?

"Yes, millions do," said Carolyn Liebler in a Pew Research Center article highlighting her research findings that were presented at the recent Population Association of America annual meetings.

Good Question

How Much of A Prison Sentence Is Served Behind Bars? Josh Page discusses the idea behind "two-thirds sentencing" that facilitates the transition from prison to society. (WCCO)

Can you 'try on' Atheism?

Penny Edgell took part in a CNN Belief blog discussing a pastor's yearlong experiment with atheism.

How will same-sex marriage ruling affect children?

Kathy Hull was quoted in a USA Today article on the impact of the Supreme Court rulings. The article focused the on cultural and legal implications.

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