What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

Today's Buzz covers the national cold snap, Germany's offering of classes on Islam to elementary school students, and a proposal for a statue of Satan in Oklahoma. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Addresses New Challenges to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction December 31 temporarily blocking a portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires religious organizations to offer health care plans covering contraceptives. … [Read more...]

PRRI’s Top 13 Findings on Religion and Politics from 2013

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's key findings from the year, American Catholics' views on hot-button social issues, and the man with the biggest name in history! … [Read more...]

National Catholic Reporter Highlights PRRI Data in Exploration of American Catholics

Brian Roewe's latest piece for The National Catholic Reporter uses PRRI research to explore American Catholics' opinions on a range of issues in light of the questionnaire distributed by the Vatican earlier this year, which asked bishops around the world to answer questions on topics like same-sex couples, marriage issues and contraception. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court to Review Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

The Supreme Court says it will hear a case challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, the first legal challenge to the law it has taken up since its split 5-4 decision to uphold the basic underpinnings of the law last year. … [Read more...]

Libertarians, the Tea Party and White Evangelicals on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Libertarians are a unique political group. While their political behavior suggests a strongly conservative worldview, when it comes to social issues – including access to abortion, physician-assisted suicide and marijuana legalization – libertarians stand apart from other key conservative constituencies. … [Read more...]

Vatican Polls Priests on How They’re Dealing with Birth Control, Same-Sex Couples in Church

Today's Morning Buzz covers food stamp cuts, questions about Obamacare and abortions, and the dropping number of parents home-schooling for religious reasons! … [Read more...]

Terror Attacks and Related Deaths Hit Record High

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?  The 2013 American Values Survey launched to great success yesterday, and has already received significant news coverage! Check out articles highlighting the report at The Washington Post, Politico, Reuters, and the Religion News Service. In Texas, a federal judge has delivered a small victory... more … [Read more...]

Should Evangelical Leaders Tone Down their Rhetoric on Social Issues?

Today's Buzz covers the Pope's reaction to Germany's "Bishop of Bling," the generational shift in evangelical politics and how to re-wire your brain for happiness! … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal Highlights PRRI Findings on Evangelical Politics

Neil King Jr.'s latest for The Wall Street Journal, "Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback from Politics, Culture Wars," explores efforts by the Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore to encourage evangelicals to tone down their rhetoric on hot-button social issues. … [Read more...]


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