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What do people think about property rights?

Research Report March 21, 2017

Do people worry about being evicted from their home, or having their small business shut down, or being thrown off the land they farm? The fact is, we don’t know with certainty—so we decided to find out, by asking them.

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ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight Cyberhate; Omidyar Network Provides Seed Funding

Announcement March 13, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League's new center in Silicon Valley will enable the organization to collaborate with the technology industry to tackle cyberhate.

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From the Blog

Gallup asked people around the world: How worried are you about losing your home? The findings may surprise you

March 24, 2017

One in four people are worried about losing their home against their will in the next five years, according to a nine-country Gallup-led survey on people's perceptions of their property rights.

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