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On the 25th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, a Study Asks How It Worked

"Each big anniversary of the 1996 welfare reform . . . sees an outpouring of retrospectives . . . It’s long been clear that single mothers flooded into the labor force after the reform, and that their income went up. What’s less clear is whether some particularly disadvantaged families were left behind, and how overall well-being changed for the affected households." - IFS

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Study: 60% of allegedly Christian adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad

"More than 60% of born again Christians in America between the ages of 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation and over 30% say they either believe that Jesus sinned just like other people when He lived on Earth or aren’t sure, according to a new study." - C.Today

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Does Poverty Create Psychopathic Behavior? No, But Family Instability Appears To

"Children in poor families tend to have better outcomes than children raised in foster homes, as I noted in a piece for Psychology Today. This is striking because when it comes to important outcomes like graduation rates, drug use, future earnings, and criminal behavior, much of our focus is on economic factors." - IFS

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Did You Go to Church Last Week? Might Depend on Who’s Asking.

"According to studies of polling methods, people answer questions differently when they’re speaking to another human. It turns out that sometimes people overstate their Bible reading if they suspect the people on the other end of the call will think more highly of them if they engaged the Scriptures more. Sometimes, they overstate it a lot." - C.Today

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Student Worldview Inventory launched at Arizona Christian Univ. Cultural Research Center

"Starting this academic year, under the direction of veteran researcher Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, the Student Worldview Inventory  will specifically measure the worldview of students when they start their ACU academic career, as well as at the beginning of each academic year and finally, when they graduate." - ACU

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