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POLL: 9 in 10 Children Experiencing “Enjoyment” and “Happiness” While at Home with Family during Stay At Home Order

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According to a Breitbart report, Children appear to be benefitting from stay-at-home orders many states have implemented during the Wuhan Virus outbreak in the United States.

A Gallup poll reported that a large majority of children have expressed “enjoyment” and “happiness” while staying at home with their families.

In a survey of 1,039 U.S. adults who are parents of children under the age of 18, Gallup reported the following:

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Gallup reported on its survey of 1,039 U.S. adults who are parents of children under the age of 18:

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“Close to nine in 10 parents of children under the age of 18 say their children experienced enjoyment (89 percent) and happiness (88 percent) “during a lot of the day” prior to the day they were interviewed. However, with many children receiving distance learning or being home-schooled for part of the day rather than attending school, 65 percent of parents report their children are experiencing boredom.

Five other emotions — all negative — are currently far less common among children, including worry (26 percent), stress (24 percent), anger (24 percent), sadness (20 percent) and loneliness (20 percent).

Stress and worry are largely confined to parents — roughly seven in 10 parents report feeling these emotions themselves, each by at least 40 percentage points higher than the comparable percentage among children.”

Gallup also added that parents reported feelings of enjoyment or happiness but not to the same degree as their children. However, children were also more likely than their parents to manifest boredom.

The Gallup poll was carried out on March 24-27 involving adults who are members of the Gallup Panel using random sampling.

The methodology portion of the poll noted the following:

“Gallup weighted the obtained samples to correct for nonresponse. Nonresponse adjustments were made by adjusting the sample to match the national demographics of gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education and region. Demographic weighting targets were based on the most recent Current Population Survey figures for the aged 18 and older U.S. population.”

“For results based on any individual sample, the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 6 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. Margins of error for subgroups are higher.”

Although the business and school closures are an inconvenience for many American families, there may be a silver lining.  Some Americans may inadvertently come across the benefits of homeschooling and realize that the American education system is both sub-optimal and soul-crushing for children.

Not all crises have to turn out 100% negatively.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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