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Fear of Extremism and the Threat to National Security Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2017

October 11, 2017 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Americans believe that both Islamic Extremists and White Supremacists represent a threat to national security. Although other types of extremist groups are a concern to large groups of Americans, only these two were identified by a majority of survey respondents. Differences between groups on which group represents the greatest threat reflects the political divisions we

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America’s Knowledge of Disaster Preparedness Outdated, Dangerous Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2017

October 11, 2017 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

In our survey we asked a random sample of Americans about FEARS of man-made disasters, such as a nuclear melt-down, and nuclear and terror attacks, as well as natural disasters. We then asked about their familiarity with safety and preparedness advice/slogans [1] . Nuclear Fears Nearly half of all Americans [48%] fear North Korea using

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Paranormal America 2017 Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2017

October 11, 2017 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 4 (2017) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in Bigfoot and psychic powers to visits by aliens and haunted houses. Paranormal Beliefs Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is the belief that ancient, advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis

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A Schweitzer Rising Star takes “Action in Africa” Sarah Nininger '13 completes a journey begun in high school, continues to expand the adventure

October 6, 2017 by | News

“There is no separating my life from my work,” says Sarah Nininger ’13, B.A. Integrated Educational Studies. Her friends back in the U.S. are getting married, having families, buying homes. She’s trying to figure out how incorporate a plot of land that came with her building in Uganda into a community gardening project. Sarah Nininger

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Rethinking Crime and Immigration

September 28, 2017 by | News

Chapman University, Sociology Department, Latinx & Latin American Studies, and the Sociology Club present Rethinking Crime and Immigration with Professor Charis E. Kubrin – Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Join us on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Beckman Hall 106 ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

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Education Through Experience: Seeing Beyond the Divide

September 28, 2017 by | News

By Muhammad Karkoutli, ‘(20) Political Science Major A mosque and a synagogue standing side by side, commemorating the same prophet, yet divided in bitter conflict. One could not distinguish between the sincerity in the reverence for tradition in either holy site.  The mannerisms, etiquette, and atmosphere were almost identical in the Cave of the Patriarchs