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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    ... skills undermine the value of retail employment in the minds of lawmakers in ... supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working ...
    10/15/2014 - 10:46 am | View Link
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    ... important to recognize that less than 40 percent of Americans claim to ... changes people’s minds, it’s relationships that change ...
    10/15/2014 - 10:16 am | View Link
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    ... which highlights the refinery closing and Americans for Prosperity's ... a day, five days a week." Voters can make up their own minds as to ...
    10/15/2014 - 10:14 am | View Link
  • Democracy's Porous Borders: Espionage, Smuggling and the Making of ... - Japan Focus
    ... if any realised, until it was too late to change their minds, that the work ... missions conducted by Japanese as well as by Americans, Chinese ...
    10/15/2014 - 9:13 am | View Link
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Room for Surprises on Nov. 4, Poll Shows | ... - Wall Street Journal
    ... in Washington and a reordering of issues on voters' minds, a new Wall ... Janet Hook reports . More poll results: Americans remain tuned out to ...
    10/15/2014 - 9:03 am | View Link
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    09/1/2014 - 9:02 am | View Link
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    08/31/2014 - 8:12 pm | View Link
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    Roto-Rooter has become so synonymous with sewer and drain cleaning in the minds and speech of most Americans that many of us are shocked to find this common term is actually a trademark. It refers...
    08/28/2014 - 9:42 am | View Link
  • More Americans supporting US action in Iraq: poll
    However, the opinion poll released by USA Today and Pew also showed that half of the Americans surveyed are worried the US could get bogged down in yet another long and costly conflict in the Middle East.
    08/22/2014 - 7:44 am | View Link
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  • Survey finds many Americans associate homelessness with military veterans, paper reports
    "A lot of the time, people just have a completely wrong image in their minds." The survey was reported just days after active duty service members and veterans canvassed New Orleans' streets in search of homeless veterans. The sweep was part of Mayor Mitch ...
    10/22/2014 - 2:26 pm | View Link
  • Letters to the editor: Young Americans in Israel, embracing our elders and shmita
    26). He asked, “What’s going through the minds of people who are, say, 90 years old? When they look back on the past year, are they thinking about their mistakes, or about their ailments? When they look to the coming year are they thinking about ...
    10/22/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • AP Poll Spin: Americans Will Vote for Republicans -- But They Hate Themselves for It
    They thought the Democrats were much better for women than the Republicans. And now in four weeks something's happened, and they've totally changed their minds and they've changed their preferences, but, boy, are they mad at themselves. I mean ...
    10/22/2014 - 9:49 am | View Link
  • Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans
    She said mistreatment in the past, such as the infamous Tuskegee study where black patients were only tested but never treated for syphilis, remains fresh in many women’s minds, explaining that she hears “more fear coming from this community than from ...
    10/21/2014 - 7:31 pm | View Link
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    10/21/2014 - 7:11 am | View Link
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