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A private survey shows China’s manufacturing sector expanded in August at the fastest pace in nearly a decade

Results of a private survey on Tuesday showed China’s manufacturing activity expanded in August at the fastest pace in nearly a decade.The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 53.1 for August, compared to 52.8 in July.Economists polled by Reuters had expected Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI to come in at 52.7.PMI readings above 50 indicate expansion, while…

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Survey: Fears grow about Social Security’s future

Younger Americans are increasingly concerned that Social Security won’t be enough to wholly fall back on once they retire, according to a survey conducted by AARP — in honor of today’s 85th anniversary of the program — given first to Axios.Why it matters: Young people’s concerns about financial insecurity once they’re on a restricted income…

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Survey: Business economists sketch a more hopeful outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic outlook of U.S. business economists has improved over the past three months, though their sunnier view may be jeopardized by the resurgence of the coronavirus.A survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics finds a “significant snap-back in expectations from the depths reached across nearly all categories in…

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A survey about VR sickness and gender

Several months ago, VR Heaven — a blog that we, Aaron Santiago (VR software engineer) and Winston Nguyen (VR marketer), run — posted an informal survey on Reddit asking participants how often they experienced VR motion sickness and their gender. They could answer frequently, sometimes, rarely or never. These are the results: The full data…

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Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

NEW YORK (AP) — For a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty that many Americans have in finding information they can believe about the coronavirus pandemic.Three in 10 Americans say they trust President Donald Trump and his administration to get the facts straight…

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Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS

A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey of people in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018. The results were published recently in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and…

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Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Annual “Black Hat USA Attendee Survey” indicates unprecedented concern over possible compromises of enterprise networks and US critical infrastructure.Thanks…

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CCSD survey shows students, parents favor in-person schooling

A Clark County School District survey presented to the school board Thursday night found that students, parents and staff strongly support a full-time return to in-person schooling over other options such as a blended school day or more distance learning. The Reopening Our Schools survey found parents and students in particular strongly oppose distance education…

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Large-scale survey of Seattle-area kids shows 1% had antibodies to the coronavirus

About 1% of kids who visited a Seattle hospital in April had been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the first large-scale survey for antibodies in children. The study also found most of the youngsters developed a robust immune response, an encouraging sign for a future vaccine.“If children can respond to the virus, then…

Survey Shows 1 in 5 Teachers—Citing Covid-19 Concerns—Likely Won't Return to US Schools This Fall thumbnail

Survey Shows 1 in 5 Teachers—Citing Covid-19 Concerns—Likely Won’t Return to US Schools This Fall

While most U.S. schools have ended in-person instruction for the rest of this academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, polling results published Tuesday show that the majority of parents and teachers expect classrooms to reopen in the fall and worry about what that will mean for safety and education. In mid-May, Ipsos conducted a…