The Morning Buzz | June 25, 2012

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? On a hot, lazy afternoon, have you ever wanted to share a bottle of beer with your dog? Well, now you can (although it doesn’t seem like the brew is particularly delicious for humans). As we continue to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on health care reform, (hopefully not breathlessly, since there are s … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 22, 2012

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? Pie can be a contentious issue, but I am not at all surprised that strawberry rhubarb almost beat out apple as the favored pie in NPR’s (very unscientific) poll. It’s just that good.  The Fortnight for Freedom, two weeks full of events organized by the U.S. Catholic bishops in response to perceived encroa … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 21, 2012

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? If you happen to be the person who stole the rib bone that (maybe) belonged to John the Baptist from a Bulgarian church, the local bishop wants you to know that “hell and damnation will rain down from God, not only on the person who stole it but also on his family and anyone else who knows about it, and even the vi … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 20, 2012

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? It’s just another day in American politics: in Virginia, a dead dog got a voter registration form.  Americans, overall, seem quite happy with President Obama’s new immigration policy, which will halt deportations for younger immigrants brought to the country as children. But how influenced are we by immigr … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 19, 2012

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? How socks got cheaper and daycare got more expensive, in two helpful charts. Friday brought bad news for the Obama administration: a key Catholic organization, the Catholic Health Association, announced that it was no longer comfortable with the White House’s compromise on the contraceptive mandate. Before this new … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 18, 2012

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? What would The Wizard of Oz look like if the Emerald City were in China? In an op-ed for the New York Times, one Mormon added his voice to the 36% of registered voters who do not believe that the Mormon faith is a Christian religion, declaring that he is “emphatically” not a Christian. Atheists are speaking o … [Read more...]

New Immigration Policy Could Boost Obama Among Latinos

As of this morning, the Obama administration appears poised to implement part of the DREAM Act without Congressional approval, a move that will almost certainly raise the ire of Republicans who oppose the policy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the White House will cease to deport some younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Eligible immigrants will receive “deferred action,” which amounts to a two-year reprieve from deportation along with a work p … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 15, 2012

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? One brave journalist has discovered the solution to the euro crisis: lock Angela Merkel in a room with “Call Me Maybe” on repeat. Can’t hurt to try it, right? Take a look at these maps, which show why, in 2008, nearly half of the women who obtained an abortion in Kansas traveled from another state for t … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 14, 2012

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? I’m back from Rio de Janeiro, just as delegates begin to flood the city for Rio+20. Traffic chaos, says the mayor, is inevitable. But you know – it’s not like Rio is hosting the next World Cup or Summer Olympics or anything like that. If you have a spare moment this morning, tune in to the live stream o … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 13, 2012

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our CEO, will be presenting on rel … [Read more...]


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