Institute for Social Research

  1. March 12, 2024

    Political rage on social media is making us cynical

    Political anger and cynicism are rising in the U.S. and in many democracies worldwide, and both are associated with exposure to political attacks on social media, a new U-M study shows.

  2. March 6, 2024

    ISR to host artist residency in partnership with Arts Initiative

    The Institute for Social Research will host Houston-based artist Rick Lowe as part of the U-M Arts Initiative’s Creators on Campus program.

  3. February 15, 2024

    University leaders voice support for academic freedom, denounce threats

    U-M is taking several steps to address growing concerns and experiences of harassment, threats and intimidation against faculty members as a result of their research or academic work.

  4. January 29, 2024

    More Americans support government assistance for elder care

    A study by U-M researcher Sarah Patterson found that by 2022, more Americans felt government agencies should be providing help in caring for older adults.

  5. November 2, 2023

    Grant to help measure public investments in emerging industries

    The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science has received a $4.5 million federal grant to study how public investments in emerging industries can impact economic development in key technological areas.

  6. September 5, 2023

    Study shows forced sexual intercourse rates rose during pandemic

    The rate of forced intercourse in early adulthood rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a potential increase in unintended pregnancies and other sexual, reproductive and mental health problems.

  7. July 19, 2023

    Report outlines direct economic impact of sponsored research

    The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science recently released a report that provides a geographic snapshot of the economic impact of U-M research spending.

  8. June 21, 2023

    Sasha Killewald to direct Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics

    Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald will be the next director of the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics at U-M, effective July 1.

  9. June 8, 2023

    Non-LSD hallucinogen use rising among young adults

    Young adults ages 19-30 nearly doubled their past-12-month use of non-LSD hallucinogens in the United States from 2018-21, according to a study by U-M and Columbia University.

  10. May 10, 2023

    Michigan doctors hesitant to authorize medical cannabis use

    Although cannabis is legal in Michigan, doctors in the state are hesitant to authorize their patients to use the drug, according to a study based on a survey of university-affiliated physicians.