What's On Americans' Minds? Increasingly, 'me'

An analysis of words and phrases in more than 750,000 American books published in the past 50 years finds an emphasis on "I" before "we" - showing growing attention to the individual over the group.

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  • 10 reasons to love September - Examiner.com
    ... associated with destruction and death in the hearts and minds of Americans. The Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks changed how many Americans see ...
    08/30/2014 - 8:28 am | View Link
  • Tony Abbott sticks to the tough tasks with Team Australia - Brisbane Times
    With minds like those at work, we will go to the Middle East this time – ... of going there, or of blindly following Americans anywhere without
    08/30/2014 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • College: Classy Trade School or More? - Daily Beast
    Such questions, so much on our minds today, were especially urgent for ... the following complaint about education for African-Americans: There ...
    08/30/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • Lights. Camera. Acción! Latino filmmakers on the move - Shreveport Times
    Lights. Camera. Acción! Latino filmmakers on the move - USA Today
    08/30/2014 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • Hello, from the Digital Service - TMC Net
    ... proven approach that ultimately enabled millions of Americans to sign ... provided a pathway for some of the nation's top minds in business and
    08/30/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
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  • Scientific Americans take on Tinseltown, and they win: Larry Wilson
    I figured there would be telling interviews about the latest advances and quiz-show hijinks with some of the great minds at the world’s leading scientific institute. Instead, I found that “Science Friday,” like the rest of the world, is more ...
    08/29/2014 - 7:19 pm | View Link
  • Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws
    I’ve written before about the union movement’s problem with public perceptions. In a sense, they have lost the PR battle for the hearts and minds of the nation’s workers. Too many people distrust unions, buying into the perceptions of corruption ...
    08/29/2014 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • 'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture
    In the wake of Ferguson and the accidental death of a shooting instructor in Arizona, US gun culture has been a hot topic on the minds of Chinese social media users for the last several weeks. “Americans love guns” was the common stereotype echoed from ...
    08/28/2014 - 2:57 pm | View Link
  • Americans Fighting for ISIS
    Ever since November of 2001, weeks after the 9/11 attacks, we were alarmed to learn about John Walker Lindh, an American terrorist from an affluent family in San Francisco, we have struggled to get our minds around why someone would make that choice.
    08/28/2014 - 1:30 am | View Link
  • Lowe’s Asks What Americans Want from a Smart Home
    Harris talked to a little more than 2,000 adults and came back with some interesting insights into the minds of the potential smart home customer. Remember, Lowe’s sells its own smart home system, the Iris (and you can read our review of that system here).
    08/27/2014 - 3:43 pm | View Link
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  • American Public University System
    The official site of American Public University System. APUS is regionally accredited and consists of two universities, American Military University and American ...
    08/30/2014 - 8:07 am | View Website
  • American Pregnancy Association | Promoting Pregnancy Wellness
    The American Pregnancy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes pregnancy wellness and increases the awareness of pregnancy needs.
    08/30/2014 - 12:22 am | View Website
  • The American — The American Magazine
    Official magazine of the American Enterprise Institute.
    08/29/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
  • Home | This American Life
    This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, delivered ...
    08/29/2014 - 6:24 pm | View Website
  • Scientific American
    Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!
    08/29/2014 - 2:13 pm | View Website
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