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The Polarization and Social Change Lab (PASCL) studies forces that unite and divide Americans. Polarization of elites and the mass public stands in the way of effective solutions to virtually all societal problems. Their research is intended to contribute to scientific understanding of these...
Nov 12 2019 | Washington Post
"HONG KONG — The six friends, then in their early 20s, met on an online messaging board where they traded advice on stocks and investing. Their bond grew as they pursued careers and dreams, securing white-collar jobs, girlfriends and wives.
Oct 30 2019 | Stanford News
China’s Cultural Revolution was a power grab from within the government, not from without, Stanford sociologist finds Contrary to many published narratives, China’s Cultural Revolution was a rebellion that unfolded from within the party state, with party cadres seizing power from their superiors,...
Aug 28 2019 | Stanford News
Tight housing, immigration are shifting pressure onto Seattle’s black neighborhoods, Stanford sociologist finds A Stanford sociologist found that recent Asian immigrants moving to neighborhoods with more Asians explains the lack of redevelopment in these areas and contributes to the gentrification...
Aug 27 2019 | KERA
Assimilation Is A Two-Way Street From the first wave of European immigrants, newcomers to America are told that fitting into the established social structure is their responsibility. Stanford University associate professor Tomás Jiménez joins host Krys Boyd to take on the idea of assimilation, the...
Aug 23 2019
Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found.
Jun 6 2019 | Stanford News
Millennials are ‘canaries in the coalmine’ for toxic economic trends, say Stanford scholars A new report by Stanford scholars lays out the problems U.S. millennials face as a result of decades-long rising inequality. Problems they experience include rising mortality rates and increased poverty...
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...

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