Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? For the next week, I’m leaving the Buzz in the capable hands of my coworker, Samantha Holquist, while I visit my sister in Brazil. I’ll be back next Wednesday – until then, I’ll miss you!
Christian pastors are using Twitter to send out inspirational messages, and Twitter’s doing its best to bring even more on board.
Generation X-ers (that is, Americans born between 1965 and 1972) are becoming less religiously unaffiliated and less Republican as they’ve aged, at least according to a new survey from Trinity College. This contradicts conventional wisdom that suggests that people become more conservative (religiously and politically) as they age.
A new Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans are “dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents.” This spring, PRRI discovered that approximately 4-in-10 (42%) of younger Millennials believe that, in their lifetime, they will be better off than their parents, compared to 18% who expect to be less well off than their parents, and 38% who predict that their financial situation will be about the same as their parents’.
Want to stop corruption? Just complain.