General discussion
Black Lives Matter, 2020: In their own words

By Michael Mace and LeTisha Shaw In summer of 2020, a massive series of Black Lives Matter protests rolled across America.  Why did they happen? What messages were the protesters trying to send? There’s been an enormous amount of discussion about that, often led by advocates and analysts with polarized perspectives (link). It’s easy for […]

General empathy
Understanding kindness around the world

By Cassie Buttle Charlton | Corey Hatcher | Carl Huang | Jennifer Rambler | Natalie Russell | Sean Treiser | Lauren Turner Does kindness differ across cultures?  Kindness is the simple act of helping someone. It can be as simple as paying a compliment, or getting someone a coffee.  In honor of World Kindness Day […]

Election 2020
What do Trump and Biden voters really think of the Capitol Riot?

On the surface, America seems to be divided by two polar extremes, Democrats on one side and Republicans on the other. But most average Trump and Biden voters actually agree that the Capitol Riot was wrong and that divisiveness in the country needs to be reduced.

Election 2020
Voter Participation: What’s Missing is Information

Most turn-out-the-vote campaigns assume that non-voters are apathetic and need to be nagged to vote. That’s not true. In these videos of typical voters and non-voters, you’ll find the real barriers include a lack of objective information, distaste for political squabbling, and feelings that they have no control.

Election 2020
Election 2020: Understanding the Undecided

The stereotype of undecided voters in the 2020 Presidential election is that they’re uneducated on issues and disengaged from politics. That’s not true. We asked undecided voters to speak for themselves, and found that they’re deeply independent, deeply dismayed over the toxic culture in American politics, and are approaching their voting decision in that context.

Covid Profiles
Covid stress: Everyone is suffering differently

Everyone is suffering differently from the pandemic, depending on factors like health, work situation, number of kids at home, and personality. Two people living next door in similar circumstances might have wildly different stress levels. In this article we’ll hear from people experiencing high and low hardship, and learn why they’re stressed.

General empathy
Messages to you, from the rest of the country

If you asked a dozen regular people in the US what they want to say to the rest of the country, what do you think you’d hear? What issues would they raise? How angry would they be? Reality may surprise you. See their videos here.

General discussion
Listen: We’re not as divided as we think we are

The United States is not as polarized as you think it is. The shrill voices that dominate discussions online are actually a very small percent of the population. Join us and get to know the real America, through the voices of regular people.