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Political science experts contend Trump indictment not unusual on global scale

March 31, 2023 – For the first time in U.S. history, a former U.S. president — Donald J. Trump — has been indicted on criminal charges. West Virginia University political science experts Mason Moseley and Jay Krehbiel are looking at the experiences of other democratic countries around the world as a frame of reference for what is now happening in America.  […]

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Experts argue against retirement age increases

March 23, 2023 – Two West Virginia University experts see threats to quality of life along with health care and tax bases in ongoing debates about increasing retirement ages in the United States and elsewhere. Julie Hicks Patrick, professor of lifespan development psychology in the Department of Psychology, and Mandy Weirich, gerontology program coordinator in the School of Social Work, […]

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Christian nationalism, vaccine hesitancy and science skeptics: WVU researchers delve into the sociology of COVID-19

October 19, 2021 – Christian nationalists are less likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine while political conservatives express high skepticism toward the coronavirus in general, two new studies published by West Virginia University sociologists conclude. In their first report, published in Vaccine, researchers found that Christian nationalism—the belief that Christianity should permeate American civic life ‑ is one […]

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