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americans resigned to insecurity of personal data, pew survey finds


americans have become resigned to the fact that the security of their data is beyond their control. in a study released on jan. 26, pew research found that 64 percent of americans have personally experienced a data breach, including fraudulent charges on their credit cards, received notifications that their email or social-media accounts have been ed or warned that their personal information had been exposed. as a result, 51 percent of u.s. citizens do not trust social media sites to protect their information and 49 percent do not think the government can secure their data. “people feel that they have lost control of their personal information in a lot of ways in the modern information environment,” aaron smith, ociate director of pew research, told eweek.“whether we are talking about cyb






americans having less sex, new study finds


americans have been saying more often: honey, not tonight.and that has been especially true for married couples and older adults, according to new study out of san diego state university.in the analysis by psychology professor jean twenge, people in the united states on average had sex about nine fewer times per year from 2010-14 than they did during the peak period of 1995-99, according to the nation’s leading survey of americans’ behaviors and attitudes.the survey reported that since 1999, there has been an accelerating decline in sexual activity that culminated with the largest drop between 2010 and 2014, the most recent period of data available.americans 50 to 59 showed the largest decrease in sex; the rate for that group fell by more than 10 instances of intercourse per year during th






it's not just you, americans seem to be having less sex


image: screenshot/the roomsex is great, so great that recently some researchers concluded it makes life at work better. information on the greatness of sex is useless if we aren’t actually doing it, though.advertisementa large study including data from over 25,000 people seems to confirm what you were probably thinking but too embarrassed to talk about: compared with the early 2000s, americans bonked fewer times per year in the early 2010s. that said, these are self-reported results, so don’t go accepting them as gospel yet.the scientists reviewed the results of the general social survey, which provides semi-annual data on how americans 18 and older are feeling and what they’re up to. according to the new study, the survey has included the question “about how often did you have sex during






americans having less sex, new study finds


whether in a relationship or not, americans appear to be less frisky than they were 10 to 15 years ago.that’s according to a new study led by jean twenge, a psychology professor at san diego state university. it comes amid an expanding body of research by social-studies scholars, big-data experts, demographers and others that point to a complex mix of factors influencing people’s decline in sexual activity, delays in getting married and decisions to postpone starting a family.twenge and colleagues used results from an annual nationwide survey to calculate that on average, people in the united states had about nine fewer instances of sex each year during 2010-14 than they did from 1995-99, the peak period since the survey started in 1989. during that peak period, americans on average had se






americans having less sex, new study finds


whether young or old, men or women, americans appear to be less frisky than they were 10 to 15 years ago.that’s according to a new study led by jean twenge, a psychology professor at san diego state university. the report is part of an expanding body of research by social-studies scholars, big-data experts, demographers and others that point to a complex mix of factors influencing people’s decline in sexual activity, delays in getting married and decisions to postpone starting a family.twenge and colleagues used results from an annual nationwide survey to calculate that on average, people in the united states had about nine fewer instances of sex each year during 2010-14 than they did from 1995-99, the peak period since the survey started in 1989. during this peak period, americans on aver






survey studies the importance of innovation to business success


the data is clear, softchoice says. when companies are innovative and rely on technology to drive innovation, they’re “more likely to be nimble and creative.” employees, the study finds, are also likely to be more efficient at identifying challenges and finding solutions. ultimately, innovation is a key to business growth.






public deeply polarized and already dug in on trump


less than a month into president trump’s tenure, an overwhelming share of americans already have strongly held views about his job performance and positions are deeply polarized. trump's core supporters continue to strongly back the new president, a survey from the non-partisan pew research center finds. his opponents -- a larger group -- fervently disapprove of him. those polarized views help explain why trump's attacks on the media and repeated mentions of his defeated democratic opponent – he mentioned “hillary” 12 times during his news conference today – may make sense as a strategy. while his approach may not change the minds of people who dislike him, it could help rally his existing supporters. the pew survey found that three-quarters of americans either strongly approve or stro






stress caused by trump administration poses threat to public health: psychologis


two-thirds of people in the united states say that concern over the future of the country is a “very or somewhat significant” source of stress, according to a new report from the american psychological association.communities of color are particularly impacted, with nearly seven in 10 black respondents saying the outcome of the election is a “very or somewhat significant” source of stress. by comparison, 56 percent of latino and 42 percent of white respondents said the same.the study, “stress in america,” was produced by the apa based on survey data it commissioned from harris poll. it finds that, compared to all other generations, millennials are bearing the greatest burden, with 58 percent reporting the outcome of the election as a key source of stress.meanwhile, the report finds that co






minorities agree: race relations likely to worsen under trump


in a new poll, americans believe race relations have worsened in the last year and will deteriorate further under donald trump.washington — african americans, whites and latinos are united in their pessimism about the current and future state of race relations under president donald trump, according to a new mcclatchy-marist poll.more than half of americans believe race relations in the country have worsened over the last year and will continue to deteriorate under trump.this survey of 1,073 adults was conducted feb. 15-19 by the marist poll, sponsored and funded in partnership with mcclatchy. people 18 years and older residing in the contiguous u.s. were contacted on landline or mobile numbers and interviewed in english by telephone using live interviewers. landline telephone numbers were






poll: gop should keep money for medicaid expansion


washington — add medicaid expansion to the list of obama-era health care provisions that americans want to keep. a new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.the survey released friday by the nonpartisan kaiser family foundation comes as the nation's governors gather in washington for their annual winter meeting, with medicaid much on their minds. president donald trump and the republican-led congress want to repeal the 2010 health care law that expanded the program under former president barack obama.many congressional republicans also want to rewrite the basic financial contract for medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program covering low-income and disabled people. repub






poll: gop should keep money for medicaid expansion


washington (ap) — add medicaid expansion to the list of health care provisions that americans want to keep. a new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.the survey released friday by the nonpartisan kaiser family foundation comes as the nation’s governors gather in washington for their annual winter meeting, with medicaid much on their minds. president donald trump and the republican-led congress want to repeal the 2010 health care law that expanded the program under former president barack obama.many congressional republicans also want to rewrite the basic financial contract for medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program covering low-income and disabled people. republican






u.k. consumer confidence slips in february


london—u. k. consumers’ mood soured somewhat in february, a survey published tuesday showed, as britons became more concerned about their personal finances and wary of making larger financial commitments, a sign that accelerating inflation fueled by the pound’s post-brexit vote weakness may be squeezing their wallets.but british businesses grew more optimistic, another survey showed, with manufacturers’ particularly high spirits...






poll: gop should keep money for medicaid expansion


washington (ap) — add medicaid expansion to the list of obama-era health care provisions that americans want to keep. a new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.the survey released friday by the nonpartisan kaiser family foundation comes as the nation’s governors gather in washington for their annual winter meeting, with medicaid much on their minds. president donald trump and the republican-led congress want to repeal the 2010 health care law that expanded the program under former president barack obama.many congressional republicans also want to rewrite the basic financial contract for medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program covering low-income and disabled people.






crucial group of americans like trump's stands, not him, poll finds


with the public deeply split in its views of president trump, one potentially key group stands out -- those who dislike the man, but approve of the direction in which he's moving. that's a central finding of a new nationwide survey by nbc news and the wall st. journal. the new poll confirms what other major surveys have shown: trump starts his administration with less support than any president in the seven decades of presidential polling. asked if they approve or disapprove of the job trump is doing, 44% approve, 48% disapprove. no previous president has begun his tenure with a net negative job approval. trump has held onto the support of his ardent backers. at the other end of the spectrum, he gets almost no approval from democrats. in the middle, the poll found, are many americans -- ju






as obesity keeps rising, more americans are just giving up


it stands to reason that if you know you’re overweight or obese, and you know your extra pounds are unhealthy, that you’ve made a stab at losing weight. right?not so much anymore, new research shows.the proportion of american adults who were either overweight or obese has been growing steadily for decades, rising from about 53% a generation ago to roughly 66% more recently.but the share of these adults who had gone on a diet dropped during the same period, researchers reported tuesday in the journal of the american medical assn.the study relied on data from the national health and nutrition examination survey, an ongoing project of the centers for disease control and prevention.in the first survey period, between 1988 and 1994, about 56% of overweight or obese adults reported they had trie






more americans trust media than trump


as a whole, americans have more trust in the news media than they do in president donald trump but republican voters have overwhelmingly more faith in their man in the white house, a new survey has indicated. in total, 52 percent of respondents to a quinnipiac poll released wednesday said they have more trust in the…






social media and politics are stressing americans out, new report finds


if you pull out your phone to check twitter while waiting for the light to change, or read e-mails while brushing your teeth, you might be what the american psychological association calls a “constant checker.”and chances are, it’s hurting your mental health.last week, the apa released a study finding that americans were experiencing the first statistically significant stress increase in the survey’s 10-year history. in january, 57 percent of respondents of all political stripes said the u.s. political climate was a very or somewhat significant source of stress, up from 52 percent who said the same thing in august.on thursday, the apa released the second part of its findings, “stress in america: coping with change,” examining the role technology and social media play in american stress lev






statewide survey finds californians favor state and local action when it comes t


a solid majority of californians believe their state and local governments should make their own policies and take action to protect the rights of immigrants illegally in the state, according to a new statewide survey released tuesday. the study by the public policy institute of california also found that an overwhelming majority of state residents, from across party and ethnic lines, believe there should be a way for immigrants who are in the u.s. illegally to stay in the country if they meet certain requirements. researchers said the poll results stand in sharp contrast to the position of president trump both during and after last year's paign, but are rooted in views long held in california. “overwhelmingly and consistently, californians have been saying there ought to be a path to






university learns about iot insecurity the hard way


a sneak peek of verizon's data breach digest, which is supposed to be published in full in march, revealed that an unidentified university had its own internet of things (iot) devices hacked and turned into a botnet.






50% of americans think trump should move on from travel ban


in this march 1, 2017, file photo, president trump speaks in the roosevelt room of the white house. (photo: evan vucci, ap)half of americans believe that president trump should move on from the temporary travel ban issue, according to a new poll released monday.per the monmouth university poll, 50% of those surveyed believed that the trump administration should move on and concentrate on other issues, while 38% of people thought the president should come up with a new travel ban.the poll results came on the same day the president signed a new executive order that targets travelers from six majority muslim countries."many americans feels that the travel ban controversy led trump to take his eye off the ball," patrick murray, director of the monmouth university polling institute, said in a s






50% of americans think trump should move on from travel ban


in this march 1, 2017, file photo, president trump speaks in the roosevelt room of the white house. (photo: evan vucci, ap)half of americans believe that president trump should move on from the temporary travel ban issue, according to a new poll released monday.per the monmouth university poll, 50% of those surveyed believed that the trump administration should move on and concentrate on other issues, while 38% of people thought the president should come up with a new travel ban.the poll results came on the same day the president signed a new executive order that targets travelers from six majority muslim countries."many americans feels that the travel ban controversy led trump to take his eye off the ball," patrick murray, director of the monmouth university polling institute, said in a s






the rise of the irreligious may change our politics


this article originally appeared on the conver ion. a recent survey of the religious profile of the 115th congress revealed that despite the increase in the number of americans who claim no religious affiliation, members of congress are overwhelmingly religious, with only one member identifying as having no religion. yet, despite whom they vote for, americans are…






sex slump: us adults are having less sex, especially married couples


“not tonight” seems to be an increasingly familiar refrain in america’s bedrooms, according to a new study that found people are having less sex than they previously did.researchers surveyed more than 26,000 americans, and found that adults had sex about nine fewer times a year in 2010-2014 than in 1995-1999.for married couples, the survey had even more potentially discouraging news — people who were married or lived together had sex 16 fewer times a year in 2010-2014 than in 2000-2004.playvideocbsnstudy says men want women to make the first move a new survey reveals insights on how millennials view dating and sex, and shows that many norms are changing. match's chief scientific adviser he... “these data show a major reversal from previous decades in terms of marriage and sex,” said study






poll: americans split on obamacare's individual mandate


as congressional republicans unveil their new plan to overhaul the u.s. health care system, a new poll finds that americans are sharply split over whether to eliminate obamacare’s individual mandate.fifty percent of those surveyed in a cnn/orc poll said they oppose scrapping the individual mandate, which requires that u.s. individuals have health insurance coverage; 48 percent favor getting rid of the mandate. (the survey was conducted before republicans released their plan monday evening.)playvideocbsnrepublicans are split on health care reform cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes reports on the latest republican efforts on capitol hill to repeal and replace obamacare. views of the overall obamacare law are equally mixed. forty-six percent of those surveyed said they’re in fa






trump’s approval rating drops below his disapproval rating


for the first time during his presidency, donald trump’s approval rating has fallen behind his disapproval rating, according to a reuters/ipsos tracking poll published wednesday. just 46 percent of americans have approved of the job he’s doing, according to the survey. half of the country disapproved of the job he’s doing. “the data indicates that all…






bend me, shape me: cloud applications not always as agile as hoped, survey sugge


one of the longstanding criticisms over decades of enterprise software implementations is that the solutions introduce rigidity, requiring that business processes be bent and contorted to the software, and not vice versa. those frustrations helped fuel the rise of web services, service oriented architecture, microservices, and cloud services, which essentially serve as end-runs around hard-to-shape solutions. photo: joe mckendrick however, the frustration continues, as it appears that even cloud-based enterprise software isn't providing the agility that enterprises crave. that's the gist of a recent survey of more than 500 executives from trackvia, in which most say their businesses need to continually alter operations to accommodate current software solutions. a majority even say the limi






how to find out what trump's favorite big data machine knows about you / boing b


cambridge analytica is a dirty, dementor-focused big data research outfit that provided the analysis and psych profiles that the trump campaign used in its electioneering; because its parent company is in the uk, it is required (under eu law) to send you its dossier on you for £10. various privacy advocates have been trying to get cambridge analytica to comply with uk privacy rules for some time; the company has finally started obeying the law, and personaldata.io's paul-olivier dehaye lays out a roadmap for forcing the company to cough up yet more of the data it holds on us and the psychological profiles it has derived from this data. dear data compliance team at scl group, under the purview of eu data protection directive 95/46/ec and data protection act 1988, i wish to: know whethe






overtired americans - america's most sleep-deprived workers - pictures


overtired americansthe american academy of sleep medicine says adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per day for optimal health. sleep deprivation has been linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety — not to mention safety issues like drowsy driving and injuries, the cdc reports.but many americans are chronically sleep-deprived. a new report from the cdc looks at how many u.s. workers in different fields aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours or more, and the results are, well, eye-opening. click through for a look at the 25 occupations with the highest percentage of workers falling short on sleep.credit: tom wang, getty images/istockphoto#25: artists and designersthe survey found 39 percent of workers in the art and design field get less than 7 hours of sleep per






crucial group of americans likes trump's stands but not him, poll finds


with the public deeply split in its views of president trump, one potentially key group stands out — those who dislike the man, but approve of the direction in which he's moving. that's a central finding of a new nationwide survey by nbc news and the wall street journal. the new poll confirms what other major surveys have shown: trump starts his administration with less support than any president in the seven decades of presidential polling. asked if they approve or disapprove of the job trump is doing, 44% of respondents approve, 48% disapprove. no previous president has begun his tenure with a net negative job approval. trump has held onto the support of his ardent backers. at the other end of the spectrum, he gets almost no approval from democrats. in the middle, the poll found, are man






overtired americans - america's most sleep-deprived workers - pictures


overtired americansthe american academy of sleep medicine says adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per day for optimal health. lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety — not to mention safety issues like drowsy driving and injuries, the cdc reports.but many americans are chronically sleep-deprived. a new report from the cdc looks at how many u.s. workers in different fields aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours or more, and the results are, well, eye-opening. click through for a look at the 25 occupations with the highest percentage of workers falling short on sleep.credit: tom wang, getty images/istockphoto#25: artists and designersthe survey found 39 percent of workers in the art and design field get less than 7 hours of sleep per nigh






overtired americans - america's most sleep-deprived workers - pictures


overtired americansthe american academy of sleep medicine says adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per day for optimal health. lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety — not to mention safety issues like drowsy driving and injuries, the cdc reports.but many americans are chronically sleep-deprived. a new report from the cdc looks at how many u.s. workers in different fields aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours or more, and the results are, well, eye-opening. click through for a look at the 25 occupations with the highest percentage of workers falling short on sleep.credit: tom wang, getty images/istockphoto#25: artists and designersthe survey found 39 percent of workers in the art and design field get less than 7 hours of sleep per nigh






3 million americans at risk from human-induced earthquakes this year


closeskip in skipxembedxshare according to a u.s. geological survey, three million americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes in 2017. usa todayemployee talia pershall, 16, puts syrup back on a shelf while cleaning up at white's foodliner grocery store saturday, sept. 3, 2016 in pawnee, okla., following a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit just after 7 a.m., in north-central oklahoma.(photo: david bitton, ap) 6823 connect 19 linkedinemailmorethree million americans, primarily in oklahoma and kansas, are at risk from human-induced earthquakes this year, the u.s. geological survey said wednesday.that's the conclusion of a new report that cites wastewater disposal from fracking as triggering the quakes. the number of americans affected this year is less than last year, when the agenc






midwest economic survey suggests more improvement in january


omaha, neb. — results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest economic conditions continue to improve in nine midwest and plains states.the mid-america business conditions index report released wednesday says the overall economic index for the region rose to 54.7 in january from 53.1 in december. it's the highest figure since february 2015 and the third monthly increase in a row.creighton university economist ernie goss oversees the survey, and he says the increases point to an improving regional manufacturing economy.the survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth in that factor. a score below that suggests decline.the survey covers arkansas, iowa, kansas, minnesota, missouri,






midwest survey suggests manufacturing boosting economy


omaha, neb. — results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine midwest and plains states.the mid-america business conditions index report released wednesday says the overall economic index for the region rose to 60.5 in february from 54.7 in january. it's the highest figure since april 2014 and the fourth monthly increase in a row.creighton university economist ernie goss oversees the survey, and he says the increases point to the improving regional manufacturing economy.the survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth in that factor. a score below that suggests decline.the survey covers arkansas, iowa, kansas, minnesota, miss






survey: us businesses add 246,000 jobs, most in 7 months


washington — u.s. companies ramped up hiring in january, adding the most new workers since june, according to a private survey.payroll provider adp said wednesday that businesses added 246,000 jobs last month, up from 151,000 in december. the hiring was widespread, with the construction, manufacturing, health care and shipping industries all adding jobs at a solid pace.the figures suggest that job gains have accelerated in the wake of the election. with the unemployment rate already low, at 4.7 percent, employers may be forced to offer higher pay to attract workers, which may create broader income growth.the adp data cover only private businesses and often diverge from official figures. economists forecast that the government's jobs report, due friday, will show a gain of 175,000, accordin






who lives inside the tents? use homeless survey to best focus spending


originally published march 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm updated march 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm seattle police surround the field homeless camp in sodo tuesday to begin evicting residents. (david gutman/the seattle times)a new survey provides valuable insight into the regional homeless crisis spilling onto seattle’s streets.share storyby seattle times editorial boardthe seattle timesa new survey of seattle’s homeless provides useful data for policymakers and voters.with mayor ed murray pushing another property tax this year to double spending on homelessness, voters should be particularly interested in the survey results.one finding is that just over half the surveyed homeless came from outside city limits. it found that 51.1 percent lived elsewhere when they lost their previous home.about 15 percent are f






survey finds enterprises to drive massive iot growth


the industrial sector is finding value in the iot. in fact, 62 percent of companies operating in that sector have adopted it in one form or another. more than six in 10 companies have deployed chemical sensors, and 46 percent have tapped picking systems to address downtime troubles. the iot has the biggest impact on the sector, however, when it’s used to “monitor and maintain operating infrastructures.”






drivers now run into technology trouble more frequently, j.d. power study finds


entertainment and communication technology, as well as battery failures, were common sources of complaints for the 35,000 motorists in the survey.detroit — technology glitches, including bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands, put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.lexus and porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released wednesday by the consulting firm j.d. power. but electronic problems caused trouble across the industry, pushing the average up to 156 problems per 100 vehicles. that’s four problems higher than last year and the highest number since j.d. power changed scoring methods in 2015.toyota, buick and mercedes-benz rounded out the top five most dependable brands, while fiat






new polls have mixed news for trump


president donald trump appears to becoming more popular, although one new poll still has his deep under water. a usa today/suffolk university poll released tuesday has 47 percent of americans saying they approve of mr. trump’s performance, versus 44 percent who do not. the survey, which was conducted last week in the days around his well-received address to congress, gives mr. trump particularly good reviews when it comes to his leadership abilities. however, a whopping 60 percent of americans say they disapprove of the president’s temperament, according to the poll, versus 30 percent who approve of it. and they don’t particularly like his use of twitter, either, with only 28 percent saying that the medium is a good way for him to communicate. playvideocbs this morningwhite house insists t






more people are working remotely, survey finds


last year, 43 percent of employed americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, up 4 percentage points since 2012.more u.s. employees are working remotely, and they’re doing so for longer periods of time, according to a gallup survey released last week. last year, 43 percent of employed americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, according to the survey of more than 15,000 adults. that represents a 4 percentage point increase since 2012, a shift that meets the demands of many job seekers.“gallup consistently has found that flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a major role in an employee’s decision to take or leave a job,” the polling agency wrote in a report on those and other workplace findings.employees and some employers view the