The Morning Buzz | “Right to Pray” Amendment Passes in Missouri

The "right to pray" amendment to the Missouri constitution passed by a wide margin earlier this week. The amendment, among other provisions, allows for schoolchildren's "right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools." … [Read more...]

“The Life of Julia” Vs. The Tea Party

Tea Party women dismiss "Julia," the Obama campaign's virtual poster girl for social welfare programs, as sexist propaganda. Do other Americans agree? … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Why Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage Won’t Hurt Him Among African Americans

In May, Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. Will this controversial move erode Obama's popularity within the black community? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jews Log in to the Talmud on Their iPads

An iPad app could make the Talmud more accessible and convenient for Jews who want to participate in the "Daf Yomi" cycle. … [Read more...]

New Commercials Unlikely to Sway Jewish Voters in Battleground States

The GOP hopes that it can convince disaffected Jewish Americans who supported Obama in 2008 to vote Republican in November. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Why Campaign Finance Reform Is So Darn Difficult

A new poll shows why campaign finance reform is hard: while only 2% of Americans think that spending by outside groups will have a positive effect on the election, only 40% are able to correctly define SuperPACs, while nearly half (46%) have no opinion. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Americans Don’t Tweet in Church

Do you tweet in church? Most Americans don't. Learn more about the intersection between religion and technology (or lack thereof) in our new survey. … [Read more...]

New Study Could Mobilize Americans on Income Inequality

A new study conducted by researchers at the Brookings Institution and the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center reveals that Romney’s proposed budget would raise taxes for 95% of Americans – while reducing the tax burden for the top 5%. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 30, 2012

A federal court ruled that a Catholic-owned company in Colorado does not have to follow the Obama administration's new policy on no-cost contraception. A majority (53%) of Americans believe that privately owned small businesses should provide birth control to their employees at no cost through their insurance. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 27, 2012

Disturbingly, racist hate speech against Barack Obama seems to be spreading on Facebook. Over at the blog, PRRI Affiliated Scholar Paul Djupe analyzes which demographic groups believe that "[Obama] doesn't understand the problems of white Americans." … [Read more...]