The Morning Buzz | White House Announces New Contraception Compromise

The White House announced a new compromise on the "contraception mandate," allowing large religiously affiliated organizations to issue insurance plans that do not directly cover birth control. Majorities of Americans support the Obama administration's rule, and public opinion on the issue has remained remarkably stable over the past year. … [Read more...]

Public Opinion on Contraceptive Mandate Remains Steady, Despite Legal Challenges

Despite a slew of legal challenges, a majority of Americans have consistently supported the "contraception mandate" of the Affordable Care Act over the past year. … [Read more...]

Public Opinion on Contraceptive Mandate Remains Steady, Despite Legal Challenges

Despite a slew of legal challenges, a majority of Americans have consistently supported the "contraception mandate" of the Affordable Care Act over the past year. … [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...]

Our Corner | Biggest Moves in Religion and Politics in 2012

As we look forward to the new year, there are many lessons to be gleaned from 2012's most important moments in religion and politics. At the CNN Belief Blog, PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox outline the ten biggest shifts in this crucial arena. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Should Teachers Be Armed?

In response to the Sandy Hook shooting, teachers should be armed, says Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Roughly 1-in-10 Americans (but more than one-third of Tea Party members) say that allowing more private citizens to carry guns for protection is the most important thing that can be done to prevent mass shootings. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Gun Control and the Media

At the Washington Post, George Washington University professor Danny Hayes argues that politicians will have to give the media a reason to continue to focus on gun control issues. A slim majority of Americans favor passing stricter gun control laws. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Gun Control and the Media

At the Washington Post, George Washington University professor Danny Hayes argues that politicians will have to give the media a reason to continue to focus on gun control issues. A slim majority of Americans favor passing stricter gun control laws. … [Read more...]


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