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Living near fracking sites deteriorates health

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Those who live in close proximity to fracking sites exhibited a greater likelihood to suffer skin and respiratory problems than those who lived farther away from natural gas wells, according to a new study of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale region. The study, “Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington... 

At least 51% of Scots to vote Yes in independence referendum

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Support for Scotland’s Yes campaign is on the rise as the country’s independence referendum draws nearer, a new opinion poll shows. According to a poll conducted by YouGov for the Sunday Times, 51 percent of Scottish voters plan to vote yes, while 49 percent will vote no. A similar YouGov poll published on September 2, showed 47 percent of the respondents... 

Third of Tory voters favour UKIP coalition

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Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to enter into coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year’s general election outright, a new survey reveals. The 30 percent figure is only a fraction below the 31 percent of potential voters who would favour continuing the current Liberal Democrats partnership should there be another... 

Brits pessimistic about Cameron’s EU reforms

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British people are pessimistic about Prime Minister David Cameron’s ability to achieve reforms to the European Union that he promised earlier, a new poll shows. The newly-released results of a YouGov poll, conducted on June 26, showed that 42 percent of Britons do not believe the EU will be prepared to hand back any powers to member states, while another... 

Greeks are now a minority in Cyprus – Statistic

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A study performed by the Institute of Demographics and Migration Policies in Cyprus, caused shock. According to the study, Greek Cypriots are already almost the minority on the island and will definitely be the minority in the coming years. According to the 2011 census, the Greek Cypriots only number at 572,000, with a downward trend. The president of the Institute... 

Australian Prime Minister popularity hits record low

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s popularity has taken a nosedive in recent months with only 18 percent of voters supporting him, a new report shows. A new survey published in Crikey’s newsletter found that more Australians would prefer “someone else” than the current leader to head the ruling Liberal Party. The report found that only 18 percent... 

Britons will back UKIP again in 2015 national election

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Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage gestures as he speaks during a campaign event at Kelham Hall in Newark upon Trent, central England on May 31, 2014. Most of the over four million British voters who backed UKIP in last week’s EU parliamentary elections are determined to cast their votes for the Eurosceptic party once again in the upcoming... 

44% of Swedes want less immigration yet 2015 law will ban opposing views

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A survey conducted by the Swedish TV station, ‘Sifo‘ shows that an increasing number of Swedes think that Sweden accepts too many immigrants. According to the survey, 44% of Swedes think Sweden has too many immigrants, which rose from a survey last year, that found 37% agreed there were too many immigrants. This year’s survey found that 36% did not feel... 

UKIP ranks more than 30% in Britain – New Poll

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The results of the local elections have been fascinating. It was reasonable to expect that Ukip would do well in the European Parliament ballot (which is yet to be counted), but the fact that so many people chose to vote for the party at council level, too, suggests that the revolt is about more than just our relationship with Brussels. It represents a cry... 

Only 5% believe that US congressmen deserve re-election

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Just 5 percent of US voters think most members of Congress have done a good enough job to deserve re-election, according to a new poll. Ratings of the US Congress remain overwhelmingly negative, with the vast majority of voters disillusioned with lawmakers and political parties, a new poll shows. Just 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing... 

90% oppose Islam in Czech Republic – Poll

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According to Praguepost.com, 90% of the 18,000 Czechs that took part in the European election calculator EUvox consider Islam a threat to the Czech people. One third of Czech people strongly consider Islam a threat, but overall 90% of Czechs are opposed to it to a certain degree, with just 10% saying they did not oppose Islam. Michaela Vojtková, from the Academy... 

ADL claims 26% of all world population is “anti-semitic”

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Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League. The Jewish ADL (Anti-Defamation League) revealed this week that more than ‘one in four adults’ are ‘anti-Semitic.’ Of some 53,100 adults in 102 countries and territories around the world surveyed for the ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism, 26% were found to be ‘deeply infected’... 

UK, Italy industrial output has fallen in March

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Newly-released data show the industrial output in the UK and Italy, the second and the fourth largest European economies respectively, has fallen in March. The UK’s Office for National Statistics said on Friday that Britain’s industrial output declined by 0.1 percent for the month. The figure is considered a major drawback since the country saw a 0.8 percent... 

Real unemployment rate in America is at over 23%

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Mainstream financial pundits are falling over themselves today following a report from the Labor Department indicating that the national unemployment rate has fallen yet again, this time to just 6.3%. The Associated Press, whose report on the new rate is being distributed to news services around the country, says this is “the strongest evidence to date that... 

Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan

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America’s war on drugs is failing in Afghanistan, with opium production at record levels, despite spending $7.5 billion to tackle the problem. Over 200 thousand hectares is used to grow opium, an increase of 36 percent, according to a US report. The report, which was commissioned by SIGAR, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction makes... 
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