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...]

Steady Support for Immigration Reform

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Singing Nun Thanks “Man Upstairs” for Recent Win

Today's Buzz covers Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban overturned by a federal judge, the Catholic Benefits Association granted temporary injection from adhering to ACA's contraception mandate, Texas Republican Party approves reparative therapy as new platform, Sister Cristina wins The Voice. … [Read more...]

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

The Graphic of the Week highlights data from PRRI’s newest study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” which finds that Americans tend to exaggerate how often they attend religious services. By comparing survey modes, the study concludes that Americans are more likely to report higher levels of religious participation when polled by live interviewers on the telephone than they are when completing a self- … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Rules on Prayer at Public Meetings

Today's Buzz covers the SCOTUS decision on prayer at public meetings, the challenge for Democrats with unmarried women voters in the midterm election, trust in public institutions declining, first openly gay Episcopalian bishop is divorcing his husband, best places for single moms to live, and a new blog post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]


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