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An overwhelming majority of Americans (82%) support having a school-based requirement that healthy children be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. Older adults, ages 65 and older, are especially strong in their support for requiring the MMR vaccine.

 · Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks . Parents of young children support measles, mumps and rubella vaccine ...

Overall, the poll found Republicans to be considerably more militaristic in their worldview than Democrats and independents.

Careful readers will notice that there is not much in these questions about “competitiveness.” That’s because “competitiveness,” particularly as it’s invoked in corporate tax debates, is a near-meaningless concept. It is never defined with any precision, and no link between enhanced “competitiveness” and the incomes of the vast majority of Americans is ever provided. Those following the corporate tax reform debate should be clear that any claimed increase in competitiveness accompanying a cut in corporate tax rates will only redound to the benefit of the vast majority of American workers if it somehow translates into increased employment, higher productivity, or a more progressive distribution of income. As we demonstrate below, this would not be the case. 5

Homeownership is the main path for Americans to build wealth.  As the market has been pillaged by big Wall Street investors, the homeownership rate has collapsed all the while prices have gone up.  Those building their wealth (those who control stocks and real estate) can then pass that wealth down quickly to their children.  In the past, buying a home was a big part for the young emerging middle class.  Now, it is becoming more of a privilege to own a home especially in a more expensive metro area.  The study merely reveals something we probably already know: more wealth is being filtered into fewer hands.

Over the course of the 33-year study, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults in the US and Canada – the highest-income countries in North America – rose from 50% to 65%, achieving the highest prevalence observed in all of the GBD regions examined. For children, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Canada and the US combined rose substantially, from 19% to nearly 29% over the study period.

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