Could a New “Smart Gun” Change the Way Americans Think about Gun Control?

Today’s Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama’s focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America.

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Best Places to Live in the U.S., Presidents’ Day (?) Wrap-up and Race in America

Today’s Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents’ Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America.

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Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day Due to Weather

Today’s Buzz covers a divide among Catholic bishops on LGBT rights, new numbers on Obamacare enrollees, and some facts and figures on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

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President Obama Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Workers

Today’s Buzz covers a raise in the federal minimum wage, a new survey on Catholics in America and around the world, and controversy over the way Bob Jones University has handled cases of sexual assault.

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God Talk: A New Book by Paul Djupe and Brian Calfano

God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion, a just-released volume examining whether and how religion influences public opinion, politics and candidates, is the latest book co-authored by PRRI affiliated scholar Paul Djupe of D… [Read more...]

New Survey Examines Catholic Attitudes toward Church Doctrine

A full 87 percent of Catholics polled report Pope Francis is doing an excellent or a good job as pontiff. However, respondents disagree with Catholic doctrine on some social issues. For instance, a majority (65 percent) say abortion should be allowed i… [Read more...]

Washington State Governor Issues Moratorium on Death Penalty

Today’s Buzz covers a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state, the historically inaccurate inclusion of camels in Genesis, and new efforts to address economic inequality.

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Justice Department Extends Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples

Earlier this week, the Justice Department extended more federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, with Attorney General Eric Holder instructing his employees “to recognize lawful same-sex marriages as broadly as possible.” Gay and lesbi… [Read more...]

Justice Department Extends Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples

Earlier this week, the Justice Department extended more federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, with Attorney General Eric Holder instructing his employees “to recognize lawful same-sex marriages as broadly as possible.” Gay and lesbi… [Read more...]

Could Michael Sam be the NFL’s First Openly Gay Player?

Today’s Buzz covers extended federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples, efforts to reform the government’s surveillance programs, and controversy over homophobia within the NFL.

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