Deniz Kofteci, The National Desk

Deniz Kofteci

The National Desk

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Past articles by Deniz:

New polls show Americans believe the college admissions process is corrupt

"There is a belief that elite schools are even more corrupt than most colleges." → Read More

Would you rather have a right to vote and never move, or be able to move whenever but never vote?

This poll examines the ways in which government officials are responsive to their constituencies. → Read More

If the figures on US adult illiteracy aren't stunning enough, just hear those people's stories

Approximately 32 million adults in America can't read above a third-grade level. → Read More

This new poll puts to rest some of the myths surrounding millennials in the workplace

You might be surprised by how they feel about their jobs. → Read More

Dying to know if strangers think you're ugly? There's a bleak internet group that can help.

Not sure how you'd rate yourself? A bunch of Redditors are ready and willing be brutally honest. → Read More

According to some (who may or may not be aliens), extraterrestrials could be thriving among us

"... 11 percent (of Americans) believe that some people from other planets are living on Earth today.” → Read More

Do people even care about space anymore?

Young people are interested in space, but not as much as baby boomers were during the start of the space race. → Read More

The top 3 donations homeless people really need

Here are some donations you may never have thought of but make a huge difference. → Read More

Criminal justice reform bill passes, bringing new hope to fight against cash bail

Though presumed innocent, more than 500,000 people are currently locked inside a cage awaiting their trials. → Read More

Women love stories about murder. According to psychology experts, it's totally normal.

Let's break down the key psychological aspect that makes these stories so attractive. → Read More

Millennials haven't ruined holiday shopping ... yet

"There appear to be some things happening to get people back in stores," said polling expert Scott Rasmussen. → Read More

Woman accidentally blows up her house while making DIY Christmas crafts

DRAPER, Utah (CIRCA VIA KUTV) — For weeks Utah firefighters struggled to determine the cause of a mysterious blast that caused a home blew up a home. Now the mystery has been solved. → Read More

The wackiest toys available this holiday season

From flying food to flying poop, we searched for — and played with — some strange toys. → Read More

People in poverty and the super rich think they’re in the middle class

They also think that people who make more or less than them are getting better breaks from the government. → Read More

Rodeos, jackalopes and women's rights: Everything we learned on our trip through Wyoming

This summer Circa went on assignment to Wyoming. → Read More

A definitive list of all the new holiday movies you can stream over Thanksgiving

Need a break from your real-life holiday drama? Here's somebody else's you can stream → Read More

With midterm elections in full swing, issues at polling places reported nationwide

Voters in Ohio started reporting technical issues at some polling places Tuesday morning. → Read More

Rodeo athletes play through the pain because they can't afford not to

Rodeo athletes are basically freelance workers. They have no guaranteed salaries and no health insurance. There’s no governing body like in other major sports which means… → Read More

Rodeo athletes play through the pain because they can't afford not to

"When you make a good ride at a big rodeo, there's no other feeling in the world.” → Read More

On National Fried Chicken Day, add some spice to your life!

We went to Nashville where they like their fried chicken hot to get all the details. → Read More