American Support for LGBT Employment Protections

The U.S. Senate's passage last year of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, brought national attention to the issue of job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Interestingly, PRRI’s latest survey finds that even after the well-publicized vote, most Americans remain unaware that such employment protections don’t currently exist. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

Today's Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff's remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion. … [Read more...]

Could the Catholic Church Support Same-sex Civil Unions?

Pope Francis has indicated that while the Catholic Church continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Church may be able to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. In America, the pontiff’s comments are likely to be welcomed by Catholics, as majorities of both white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (56 percent) support legalizing same-sex marriage. … [Read more...]

The Link Between Anti-Gay Church Teachings and the Millennial Exodus

In his latest for Sacred Matters, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the role negative church teachings about, or treatment of, gay and lesbian people is playing in the decisions by roughly one-quarter (24 percent) of American Millennials (ages 18 to 34) to leave their childhood religions and to identify today as unaffiliated. … [Read more...]

Influential GOP Members Come out to Support Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers some prominent Republicans coming out in favor of same-sex marriage, debates over legalizing marijuana in Georgia and California, and a look at a drive-in church in Florida! … [Read more...]

Dick Cheney, Rob Portman, and the Role Family Members and Friends of LGBT Americans Play in the Same-sex Marriage Debate

Increasingly, politicians on both sides of the aisle have come out in support of same-sex marriage in recent years. Most famously, in 2012 President Barack Obama told ABC News, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Ohio Senator Rob Portman, both prominent Republicans, have notably defied their party’s stance on the issue to come out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. For both, the issue is personal: Dick Cheney’s daughter … [Read more...]

Dr. Jennifer Kates on PRRI’s Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Survey

Dr. Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses the findings of PRRI's new survey on same-sex marriage and LGBT-related issues. … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Some Americans Support Same-sex Marriage, Believe Same-gender Sex is Immoral

Today's Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats' efforts to reach out to white working-class men. … [Read more...]

Arizona Conservatives Say They’ll Continue Religious Liberty Fight

Today's Buzz covers the relevance of political science, shifting demographics among those who support same-sex marriage, and the continued effort by Arizona conservatives to fight for religious liberty. … [Read more...]

Shifting Demographics of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate across Age, Sex, Religion, and Education

According to PRRI’s latest survey, support for same-sex marriage in America has risen by a full 21 points in the last decade, from 32 percent in 2003 to a full majority (53 percent) today. Which groups have led the way in affecting such a tidal wave of change in public opinion? … [Read more...]


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