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...]

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...]


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