How American Presidents Pass the God and Country Test

Would you be surprised to learn that “God bless America” isn’t a standard closing for official speeches by U.S. presidents? In fact, the phrase wasn’t publicly used by a president until 1973 when Richard Nixon appealed to the American public in the face of the escalating Watergate scandal, according to the new book profiled by Huffington Post, The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America. … [Read more...]

What to Expect from President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Today's Buzz covers the polarization of American politics, the United Methodist Church's continued struggle with the issue of same-sex marriage, and whether your iPhone's operating system believes in God! … [Read more...]

Charismatic Catholic Movement is Growing Among Latino Americans

Today's Buzz covers the anniversary of the 24th Amendment, the growing Charismatic Catholic movement among Latino Americans, and the most "Bible-minded" cities in the country! … [Read more...]

FoxNews.com Interviews CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones on the Supernatural and the Super Bowl

PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones sat down with FoxNews.com's Lauren Green yesterday to discuss PRRI's latest report, which examines Americans' opinions on whether supernatural forces are at play in sports. … [Read more...]

Will Shorter Lines Boost Voter Turnout at the Polls?

The bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration has released a report encouraging jurisdictions across the country to cut down on long lines at polls on Election Day by expanding early voting, increasing online voter registration, and checking voter registration lists against those provided by other states. … [Read more...]

Who’s Watching the Super Bowl?

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of all Americans report they’ll be tuning in to watch Super Bowl XLVIII. Men are more likely to watch than women (79 percent v. 66 percent) to say they'll watch, while roughly similar numbers of black Americans (76 percent) white Americans (72 percent) and Hispanic Americans (68 percent) report planning to tune in. … [Read more...]

What Will the Next Generation of Pro-Life Advocates Look Like? Different.

Today's Buzz covers the March for Life in Washington, new methods of capital punishment in America, and a look at who'll be tuning in to watch the Super Bowl! … [Read more...]

What Will the Next Generation of Anti-Abortion Advocates Look Like? Different.

Thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington today for the annual March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life rally that in 2014 marks 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision to lift restrictions on abortion. Public opinion on abortion has remained relatively stable during the past several years. In 2013, PRRI found Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in all or most cases are outnumbered by those who say it should be legal, 42 percent to 5 … [Read more...]

Does God Bless Athletes Who Have Faith?

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? Kosher prison meals? Not just for Jews, officials in Florida are learning. A surge in inmates, many of them gentiles, have signed up for the religious meals following a court order requiring the state’s prisons to begin serving kosher food... more … [Read more...]

Does God Reward Faithful Athletes?

Coinciding with the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC Championship win on Sunday, a Duracell commercial featuring fullback Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, and his unlikely rise to become a pro-football player has gone viral. Coleman said during an interview with FOX Sports following the commercial's release, "I always say that God blessed me." According to PRRI’s January Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, 48 percent of Americans agree that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and suc … [Read more...]


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