Churches They Are a Changin’: Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations

A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishing shift in perspectives on same-sex marriage in the past decade. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Libertarianism Transform the GOP?

In today's Buzz, Richard Dawkins might be a liability to the atheist movement, Pope Francis could reframe the "values" debate, libertarianism might be going mainstream, the Buddhist tech world's focus on gadgets misses the point, and why Nate Silver's Senate prediction isn't as flashy as it seems. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Inequality Damaging the US Economy?

In today's Buzz, the White House begins fast-tracking undocumented families to be deported, Catholic charities in New York City shift their focus, Missouri executed another death row inmate, and a new report says that inequality is damaging the US economy. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Ditch the “War on Women” Rhetoric

In today's Buzz, Democrats ditch the "war on women" rhetoric, Americans view the unaccompanied minor children with compassionate pragmatism rather than ideology, Atheist TV has its premiere, Mitt Romney hits the campaign trail, and American archbishops live in the lap of luxury. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

In today's Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Your Cat Pictures Could be Compromising Your Privacy

In today's Buzz, your cat pictures could be compromising your privacy, why Pope Francis is obsessed with the Mafia, a book designer creates a controversial new version of the Bible, appellate courts offer conflicting rulings about the Affordable Care Act, and LGBT groups begin to change Christian colleges. … [Read more...]

PRRI in The Economist | Same-sex Marriage Poses Existential Problem for American Religions

PRRI is back in the news, this time appearing in a story in The Economist, which questions whether the shift in support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. poses an existential problem for religious denominations that currently oppose it. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Pope Just Says “No” to Recreational Drugs

Today's Buzz covers Pope Francis's denouncement of legalizing recreational drugs, how Americans spend their time, the most conservative and liberal cities in each state, Americans believe poverty is caused by circumstances beyond an individual's control, U.S. falls short on paid maternity leave, Obama asked to squash DOJ memo allowing faith-based organizations to hire and fire employees based on religious beliefs. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

Today's Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists. … [Read more...]


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