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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  • The "Morality" of the Powerful - Huffington Post
    ... on their weaker neighbors or on Asians, Africans, and Latin Americans, they masked their own barbarism, at least in their own minds, as being...
    07/12/2014 - 7:06 am | View Link
  • Can this really slow aging? - CNN
    ... study, looking at over 2,000 healthy Native Americans, those with the ... study, of 239 healthy women, found that those whose minds wandered ...
    07/12/2014 - 6:02 am | View Link
  • Tracker: Women's British Open, third round - GolfWeek
    • Americans use Solheim Cup loss as major motivation With the Solheim Cup loss in 2013 fresh in their minds, Americans have taken women's...
    07/12/2014 - 5:03 am | View Link
  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession - Greater Milwaukee Today
    ... severe pain and fear it caused continue to haunt Americans and have led ... "We kind of lost our minds collectively and borrowed very ...
    07/11/2014 - 2:09 pm | View Link
  • Blue State Blues: Congratulations to the Legal Immigrants - Breitbart.com
    ... summer with my parents and several dozen other new Americans, most from ... new voters is likely the primary thought on the minds of Democrats ...
    07/11/2014 - 11:08 am | View Link
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  • You Can't Blame Americans for Not Feeling Exceptional
    Brooks can't see any point to an America that minds its own business at home and abroad: "If America isn't a champion of universal democracy, what is the country for?" he sputters. We'll be condemned to "just go our own separate ways making individual ...
    07/22/2014 - 5:12 am | View Link
  • In 2014, Nearly Half Of Americans Aren’t Sure If Barack Obama Is A U.S. Citizen
    Among Democrats, there are (somehow) 11 percent who believe Obama isn’t a citizen, and 7 percent who haven’t made up their minds. The poll, which covers public opinion about a range of alternate history narratives and conspiracy theories, reveals that ...
    07/21/2014 - 6:12 pm | View Link
  • Polls show Americans' concern and worries about immigration issues
    There is a clear tie between news coverage of an issue and how it ranks. According to the latest Gallup poll, immigration moved up in people's minds to 17% from just 5% in June and 3% in January. The last time immigration reached 10% was in 2010 when a ...
    07/17/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Did Americans die in MH17 crash? State Department investigates agency report 23 US citizens were aboard flight shot down over Ukraine
    Hours after the plane exploded over eastern Ukraine, the Department of State could do little to put American minds at ease. At nearly 8pm Eastern, the agency's press office said: 'At this point we do not have any confirmed information about casualties.
    07/16/2014 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Americans Really Worry About Immigration When They Pay Attention to It
    The border crisis is constantly in the news these days, and it's gotten Americans concerned: One in six now say immigration is the most important problem facing the U.S. today. In June, only one in 20 Americans had the same answer. A Gallup Poll released ...
    07/16/2014 - 8:18 am | View Link
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  • 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!
    07/22/2014 - 2:48 am | View Website
  • American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
    Top 100 Speeches. Full text, audio, and video database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars ...
    07/21/2014 - 9:33 pm | View Website
  • Documenting the American South homepage
    Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern ...
    07/21/2014 - 3:57 pm | View Website
  • American National Standards Institute
    A premier source for timely, relevant, actionable information on national, regional, international standards and conformity assessment issues
    07/21/2014 - 3:35 pm | View Website
  • Association for Psychological Science
    The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific ...
    07/21/2014 - 2:45 pm | View Website
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