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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  • Small Spaces | Winter lighting 16 hours ago - Louisville Courier-Journal
    ... a toll on our bodies and minds. “ I live in Southern California where we attempt to shade ourselves more often than not, but for Americans in...
    10/31/2014 - 5:29 am | View Link
  • Ebola Aid Groups: Quarantine Debate Discourages Volunteers - NBCNews.com
    ... has about 20 Americans working in the outbreak countries. “People are worried. They don’t want to sign up.” “Hopefully smarter minds...
    10/31/2014 - 5:10 am | View Link
  • 'People Are Worried': Ebola Aid Groups See Fallout From Controversy - NBCNews.com
    ... has about 20 Americans working in the outbreak countries. “People are worried. They don’t want to sign up.” “Hopefully smarter minds...
    10/31/2014 - 5:10 am | View Link
  • Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg Inspired an Entire Generation - San Francisco Bay Times
    An impassioned, unsparing wail of anguish about “the best minds of my ... revered spokesmen of the next generation of radicalized Americans, ...
    10/30/2014 - 2:08 pm | View Link
  • Mind Over Meat - Psychology Today
    At the same time, however, at least 80% of Americans eat animals as a ... animals they consume, unlike their pets, don’t have minds and therefore
    10/30/2014 - 12:55 pm | View Link
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  • TOP VOTER CONCERN Think Ebola, terror, ISIS on voters' minds? Think again
    WASHINGTON – On any given Election Day for the past two decades, the old Bill Clinton campaign mantra of, "It's the economy, stupid," would have held up as THE defining issue. Jobs, housing, taxes -- pick one, all or more, and it was sure to hit home with voters.
    10/30/2014 - 2:31 am | View Link
  • Americans Give Economy Poor Rating As Elections Loom
    Less than a week before Election Day, Democrats received another dose of bad news in the form of a CNN/ORC International survey showing a deterioration in the American public's perception of economic conditions. The poll found that 62 percent of Americans rated economic conditions as "somewhat poor" or "very poor."
    10/29/2014 - 2:35 pm | View Link
  • Poll: US grim on economy ahead of midterms
    Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.
    10/29/2014 - 2:24 pm | View Link
  • Time is Money: Americans Willing to Pay $2,700+ for an Extra Hour of the Day
    Colorful leaves, frantic Halloween costume searches, and Daylight Savings Time– all signs that Autumn is officially here. As the U.S. preps to turn clocks back on November 2, a new survey from ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ found Americans place an increasingly high value on free time, particularly during the seasonal change to sweater weather.
    10/29/2014 - 12:34 pm | View Link
  • CNN Poll: Americans grim on economy
    Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.
    10/29/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
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  • Data you can't ignore: Americans are nearly as worried about religious hatred as they are income inequality
    Religious hatred was the second biggest concern for Americans, with 24 percent of votes. Ranking first on American minds was income inequality with 27 percent — which isn’t surprising given America's overall grim outlook on the economy. “Taking the ...
    10/30/2014 - 12:50 pm | View Link
  • Americans Even More Pessimistic Ahead of Midterm Elections
    Yet the economic outlook is unsettled amid unusually low voter interest, high dissatisfaction with leaders in Washington and a reordering of issues on voters’ minds, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found. With the election just a week away ...
    10/28/2014 - 5:58 pm | View Link
  • There's One Crime Americans Fear More Than Terrorism and Murder
    These are both threats that are constantly on everyone's minds and things that are more likely to happen than the other physical threats. Murders and muggings, while they do occur, are relatively uncommon in comparison. Millions of American shoppers have ...
    10/28/2014 - 10:32 am | View Link
  • CNN poll: Americans confident in Ebola response
    Washington (CNN)-- Ebola is very much on the minds of Americans, as 8 in 10 Americans believe someone new will be diagnosed with the disease in the coming weeks. But there is overwhelming confidence in the federal government's ability to prevent a ...
    10/28/2014 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • Top 5 Things More Americans will die of than Ebola this Year
    You never know whether corporate media spread such panics to make money off the news (the definition of corporate media) or to take working peoples’ minds off more important issues, such as how American Neoliberal capitalism is increasingly screwing them ...
    10/27/2014 - 7:59 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    10/30/2014 - 12:53 pm | View Website
  • American Beauty (1999)
    Directed by Sam Mendes. With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley. A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming ...
    10/30/2014 - 5:36 am | View Website
  • American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
    Dedicated to rhetoric and public communication in the United States. Offers an archive of speeches, movie speeches, and audio figures of speech.
    10/30/2014 - 5:07 am | View Website
  • Criminal Minds
    Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's ...
    10/30/2014 - 4:25 am | View Website
  • Elvis
    Bit of Elvis.
    10/30/2014 - 12:07 am | View Website
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