In the New York Times | The Rise of Social Liberalism and G.O.P. Resistance

The New York Times’ Charles M. Blow heavily quotes a recent PRRI post on Iowan Republicans tendency to be more socially conservative than the rest of the country—and the challenges that poises for 2016 GOP candidates.

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Morning Buzz | Sen. Rand Paul Sidesteps Abortion Question

In today’s buzz, how religion helped form the liberal tradition, and how more apps equal more distraction, even behind the wheel.

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Morning Buzz | Why Jeb Bush Might Skip Iowa

In today’s buzz, B.B. King’s complicated relationship with Christianity, and a graphic that shows how your hometown affects your chances of marriage.

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Morning Buzz | Only One-third of Millennials Say They’re a Millennial

In today’s buzz, Gov. Scott Walker hopes to convince conservative Christians his views align with theirs, and Wegman’s is set to open in Brooklyn in 2017.

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Religious, Cultural, and Political Breakdown of the 2016 Early Primary States

As we gear up for the 2016 elections, we use the AVA to take an in-depth look at some of the early primary states: New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina.

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Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Chats Up Virginia Evangelicals

In today’s buzz, Pope Francis wants to pardon women for having abortions, and the Huffington Post on what the future of religion looks like.

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Morning Buzz | New Survey: Deep Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Treatment of Black Americans in the Criminal Justice System

In today’s buzz, Jeb Bush trails behind in Iowa, and Americans are more in agreement on the issue of abortion than many lawmakers claim.

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Morning Buzz | Hillary Clinton: Rethink Abortion’s “Deep-seated . . . Religious Beliefs”

In today’s buzz, Jeb Bush’s faith-based prisons, Catholics on same-sex marriage, and Americans’ views on domestic violence and professional sports.

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Asian-Pacific Islander Millennials: More Liberal on Abortion, Less Religious Than Other Millennials

Millennials are divided on the issue of abortion. The “selfie” generation strays from the traditional “pro-choice” and “pro-life” labels—partly because they don’t unanimously agree on abortion’s legality. PRRI’s millennial, sexuality, and reproductive health survey found that a majority (55 percent) of millennials say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 42 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases. But not all millennials share these views; Asian-Pacific […]

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Americans and Millennials Agree: Abortion isn’t Black and White

Americans and millennials alike stray away from the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” labels that have defined the abortion debate for decades.

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