InfoMatters

Welcome to InfoMatters. The blog’s title has two meanings. First, it is a general discussion of a wide variety of topics (matters) about information. Second, it emphasizes the importance of information in every sphere of life. Simply put, information matters!

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Voter Fraud by Stu Johnson (February 10, 2017)

Has it been debunked, or does it still exist?…


Religion Trends and Predictions 2016-17 Reported by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2017)

Observations from 2016 and predictions for 2017…


Humble Pie by Stu Johnson (November 22, 2016)

Reporting and predicting the 2016 election…


Political Reporting Priorities by Stu Johnson (September 2, 2016)

How the media prioritize stories about the presidential race…


Automation and Job Loss by Stu Johnson (July 8, 2016)

Driverless trucks and railroad safety spur thoughts on the impact of automation on the work force…


Life, Liberty, and . . . by Stu Johnson (July 4, 2016)

Lessons from the Declaration of Independence…


Changing Views of Christianity by Stu Johnson (March 1, 2016)

A new Barna report finds that Christianity is increasingly viewed as extremist…


Seeing Can be Deceiving by Stu Johnson (February 19, 2016)

Thoughts on doctored images and misrepresenting data in charts…


Judge Judy and the Supremes by Stu Johnson (February 1, 2016)

Some people think she is a Supreme Court justice…


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ten Commandments for Cultural Change Submitted by Stu Johnson (January 18, 2016)

Celebrating the hope for cultural change that Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in word and deed…


Trends in Religion 2015 compiled by Stu Johnson (December 17, 2015)

A look at the top 10 findings for 2015 from the Barna Group, and a look forward with Thom Rainer's 16 Trends in American Churches in 2016


Zip Risk? by Stu Johnson (December 4, 2015)

The growing popularity of zip lining shows the importance of how to interpret numbers and risk…


Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson (November 5, 2015)

A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)


Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson (November 5, 2015)

A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)


Work MattersThe need to check our priorities by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2015)

On this Labor Day, a look at the need to make work matter if we wish to make a strong society…


Would You Vote for Deez Nuts?Iowa farm boy scores big in poll by Stu Johnson (August 21, 2015)

The wacky, but worrisome, relationship between politics, polling and the media…


Polling the First GOP Debate by Stu Johnson (August 11, 2015)

Looking under the hood at the NBC/SurveyMonkey survey…


Foul-mouthed Minions?What our brains do with gibberish by Stu Johnson (July 14, 2015)

Some hear dirty words from McDonald's toy; how our brains try to make sense of what we perceive, from sounds to scrambled text to street signs…


What Did We Declare?Exploring the meaning of the Declaration of Indpendence by Stu Johnson (July 4, 2015)

Reading a novel inspires research about the document whose adoption we celebrate on July 4…


Those Pesky Zeros, Part 2The other side of the decimal point by Stu Johnson (June 23, 2015)

Part 1 looked at large numbers, now we cross over to the right side of the decimal point and look at some examples from sports where time is measured in fractions of a second…



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