Vatican Polls Priests on How They’re Dealing with Birth Control, Same-Sex Couples in Church

Today's Morning Buzz covers food stamp cuts, questions about Obamacare and abortions, and the dropping number of parents home-schooling for religious reasons! … [Read more...]

Support for Marijuana Legalization among Religious Groups

Despite the uptick in support for legalizing marijuana, different religious groups have distinct views on this proposal. While less than 3-in-10 (29 percent) white evangelical Protestants and less than half (48 percent) of Catholics favor marijuana legalization, clear majorities of both white mainline Protestants (58 percent) and religiously unaffiliated Americans (78 percent) favor this measure. … [Read more...]

AEI Hosts Research Director Daniel Cox to Discuss Libertarians

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox joined hosts Andrew Rugg and Stuart James for the latest edition of Banter, the American Enterprise Institute's weekly podcast, to discuss the findings of the 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America. … [Read more...]

Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives, Oh My!

One of many notable findings from the recently released American Values Survey is the extent to which libertarians – who comprise seven percent of the American public – exhibit a unique political profile that on some issues is closer to self-identified liberals (20 percent of the public) and on others is more aligned with self-identified conservatives (32 percent of the public). … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the Party’s 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Today's Morning Buzz features Belgium's discussion about legalizing euthanasia for children, the NSA's tapping of cardinals' phones, and which GOP group may have the greatest sway in determining the party's 2016 nominee! … [Read more...]

A Liberal Dose of Polling on Libertarians

Today's Morning Buzz covers more findings of the American Values Survey, women fighting gun violence and income inequality. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Although the next presidential primaries are still more than two years away, potential Republican nominees are already jockeying to earn favor with key constituencies. Our newly released American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that some key conservative constituencies, including libertarians, white evangelical Protestants and the Tea Party, are already identifying favorites among the slate of potential candidates. … [Read more...]

GOP Preferences for 2016 Presidential Candidates

The newly released 2013 American Values Survey finds that at this early stage, the GOP presidential field is wide open. Among voters who identify or lean Republican, support is spread fairly evenly across the potential 2016 presidential hopefuls in a head-to-head question of multiple candidates. … [Read more...]

Terror Attacks and Related Deaths Hit Record High

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?  The 2013 American Values Survey launched to great success yesterday, and has already received significant news coverage! Check out articles highlighting the report at The Washington Post, Politico, Reuters, and the Religion News Service. In Texas, a federal judge has delivered a small victory... more … [Read more...]

The Relationship between Libertarians, the Tea Party and the Christian Right

This week's Graphic of the Week profiles the interesting ties between three key conservative constituencies. … [Read more...]


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