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...]

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...]

Graphic of the Week | Overlapping “Pro-Choice” and “Pro-Life” Identities

This week's graphic illustrates the overlapping "pro-life" and "pro-choice" identities among religious groups. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Catholic Leaders Say Gun Control Is a “Pro-Life” Issue

Last week, in advance of the "March for Life," a group of Catholic nuns, priests, and scholars sent a letter arguing that gun violence is also a "pro-life" issue. Our new survey shows that among Catholics who say the term “pro-life” describes them very well, 61% support stricter gun control laws. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Reliable Are Robo-Polls, Anyway?

A new study casts doubt on the effectiveness of robo-polls, raising the question of whether the results of automated polls in the 2012 Republican primaries may have been adjusted to match live-interview surveys. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Faces Challenges to Contraception Mandate

As President Obama's second term begins, his administration will need to deal with a slew of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act's "contraception mandate." A majority (56%) of Americans say that religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that that cover contraception or birth control at no cost - but will the courts agree? … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women's constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women's constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Abortion and the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion remains one of the most controversial social issues in the country; while a majority support the legality and availability of the procedure, they are divided on its morality. … [Read more...]


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