The Morning Buzz | Dr. Robert P. Jones Discusses American Attitudes Toward Islam

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? Don’t text and drive, and certainly don’t text and fly a helicopter. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics explores the frequency and nature of pre-marital cohabitation. At IslamiCommentary Dr. Robert P. Jones discusses American attitudes toward Islam. Americans... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Senate Likely to Finalize Bipartisan Immigration Bill this Week

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? Next time you get a latte, try not to be disappointed, it probably won’t live up to this. This weekend, for the first time, a woman lead the closing prayer at a major Mormon conference. Although most (82%) Americans report... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Increasing Polarization in the States on the Issue of Abortion

In an interview, Roman Catholic Cardinal Dolan said the church won't change its official policy on same-sex marriage, but it could be doing more to welcome gay and lesbian people. Nearly 6-in-10 white and Hispanic Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Increasing Polarization in the States on the Issue of Abortion

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the ever-increasing polarization among the states on the issue of abortion. A majority of Americans say that laws about abortion should be decided at the national level. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Hispanic American Catholics

As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I's election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among those in the U.S. with roots in Latin America: the Hispanic population. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Hispanic American Catholics

As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I's election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among those in the U.S. with roots in Latin America: the Hispanic population. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 90% of Americans Say They Are In Good Health

A new poll from the Atlantic shows, puzzlingly, that 9-in-10 Americans say they are in good health. Meanwhile, 4-in-10 Americans who visit medical/health websites use them for self-diagnosis. … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week | Catholic Views on Church Practice and Policy

In just a few weeks, the College of Cardinals will choose the next pope, following the resignation of current Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the month. As the Cardinals deliberate over the next leader of the world's largest denomination, what do Americans think about the Catholic Church's public policy stances, and how many believe the Church should preserve traditional beliefs and practices? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | D.C. Residents Most Likely to Identify as LGBT

New data from Gallup shows that residents in the District of Columbia are most likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (10%), while people in North Dakota are least likely to identify as LGBT (1.7%). Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gallup found that of the 10 states and D.C. where at least 4% of respondents identified as LGBT, seven are among the most liberal states in the country. … [Read more...]

Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union

Despite the GOP's recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response. … [Read more...]


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