The Morning Buzz | Who Gets to Use Facebook Data?

In today's Buzz, more babies are being born to unwed cohabiting couples, OKCupid remains unapologetic for experimenting on its customers, scholars are thrilled by Facebook's data but still have some ethical qualms, immigrant children appear in a Manhattan courtroom, and Republican politicians appear at Christian Right events. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Ditch the “War on Women” Rhetoric

In today's Buzz, Democrats ditch the "war on women" rhetoric, Americans view the unaccompanied minor children with compassionate pragmatism rather than ideology, Atheist TV has its premiere, Mitt Romney hits the campaign trail, and American archbishops live in the lap of luxury. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Housing Count as Health Care?

In today's Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, "historic" surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label "pro-choice," researchers say we're on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

In today's Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz |Was the “War on Women” a Winning Campaign Strategy in 2012?

In today's Morning Buzz, a federal judge overturns the death penalty in California, cities make it harder and harder for homeless people to survive, Republicans block a bill that would guarantee employees' birth control coverage, PRRI Affiliated Scholar Melissa Deckman looks at the efficacy of the "war on women," and atheists begin giving invocations at town meetings across the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz |Missouri Governor Says No to Concealed Guns in Schools

In today's Buzz, Missouri's governor vetoes a law that would allow concealed guns in schools, the White House unveils plans to tackle global warming, a federal court rules that the University of Texas can keep using race as a factor in admissions, and more. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

Today's Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children's impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people. … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]


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