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Is Youtube primarily a male domain?

This is a quote from Jordan Peterson. I've provided two examples, one in which he qualifies the major viewership as being "young" males, in the other it's a generalised statement about all men. I've ...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

According to an OpEd in the NY Post by John Lott and Michael Weisser that cites a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, America doesn't lead the world in mass shootings. "Of the 86 ...
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2 % of 'the rich' pay 50 % of taxes in Germany

A statement made by a user under a news article claims that 50 % of all taxes are paid by 'rich people' being defined as making more than 70.000 €/a. (...) 2% der "Reichen" zahlen 50% der Steuern ...
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Is it true that Hurricane Florence saved lives? [closed]

Someone posted a shower thought on Reddit and it got me wondering: https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/9ggbpc/with_17_deaths_in_a_population_of_more_than_525/ I did a bit of research ...
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Does Flanders have the highest density of General Practitioners globally?

Every year in September, the Belgian dutch public news agency (VRT) does a piece about the evolution of the need for extra GPs in Flanders. This need is analyzed by number of "priority zones", which ...
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Did more Vietnam vets kill themselves after the war?

In his song 'Terrorist' the artist Lowkey asserts: When more Vietnam vets kill themselves After the war than died in it? Is this true?
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Did 61% of all Americans agree that 'a politician who does unethical things in their personal life can still fulfill their duties' in 2016?

A colleague shared the below graphic from Twitter with claims about how the opinions of various demographic groups hava changed between 2011 and 2016: This seems automatically dubious as neither the ...
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Are handguns used in 80% of mass shootings?

I've heard it several times, "More than 80% of mass shootings are carried out with handguns", often on social media, for example: Handguns are responsible for more than 80% of mass shootings ......
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Is a tow truck driver killed every six days on average in the US?

Along I-90 in Massachusetts (and I presume elsewhere in the state), there is a digital billboard which sometimes displays a message from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that a tow truck ...
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Are most US mass shooters Democrats?

Are most mass shooters Democrats? This representative said they are. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5420171/Republican-congresswoman-Many-mass-murderers-Democrats.html 'Yeah, well, ...
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Were there 18 school shootings in the US from Jan 1 to Feb 14, 2018?

CBC Radio (Canada) reported earlier this evening that the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School "was the 18th school shooting in the U.S. since the beginning of 2018.". On its face ...
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Is there anything to Jay-Z's claim that “Jewish people own all the property in America”? [closed]

In his hit single "The Story of O.J.", Jay-Z makes the following claim: You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit You ever wonder why Jewish people ...
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Were enough guns to arm the Marine Corps sold during this year's Black Friday?

According to this article by The Tribunist (which in turn quotes USA Today), emphasis added In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 [background check] requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-...
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Do first pregnancies tend to deliver later than the due-date?

Many online resources state that it's very unlikely for a pregnancy to result in a delivery exactly on the estimated due date. I've seen the number of about 5%, but can't find it nor am much ...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

I recently saw this picture: The image links to this DOJ document. A similar image gives the following sources from the USA Bureau of Justice for the years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 (table 42 in ...
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Has the marijuana black market in Colorado increased since the state repealed its state laws prohibiting it?

Jeff Hunt, the Vice President of Public Policy at Colorado Christian University, wrote in a recent opinion piece in USA Today: In the years since, Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related ...
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“For generations it was considered improper to die of cancer”?

In On the Accuracy of Economic Observations (1963, 2e, p. 23), Oskar Morgenstern claims that for generations it was considered improper to die of cancer, hence little mention of this disease. I ...
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Does the IRS claim that 7 out of 7 specific hard-drives crashed in a single month?

A post relating to a political issue is going around saying it is astronomically unlikely that 7 hard drives would crash in the same month, specifically: The odds of a disk drive failing in any ...