Are wealthy people more pro-social?
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The cost-of-living crisis won’t lead to ‘thousands’ of early deaths. Responding to a recent study, Noah Carl argues that Britain’s cost-of-living crisis won’t lead to a sharp rise in mortality. As he notes, a large study of lottery winners found no evidence that wealth impacts mortality, and data show that mortality rates usually fall during economic recessions.
People believe misinformation is a threat because they assume others are gullible. Sacha Altay and colleagues examine Britons’ and Americans’ perceptions of the danger of misinformation. They find that the strongest predictor of the perception that misinformation is dangerous is the belief that others are more vulnerable to misinformation than oneself.
Twitter thread by Ryan Burge. Using data from the Foundational for Individual Rights in Education, Ryan Burge examines the distribution of sexual orientation by religion among US college students. He finds that Muslims are the least gay, while agnostics are the most gay. Among religious groups, Buddhists are the most gay.
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