Pope Francis Pledges to Not Judge Gay Priests, Calls for New Role for Women

Pope Francis once again is shifting the tone of discussions on church doctrine to promote a more inclusive approach to Catholicism, this time with candid remarks about gay and lesbian people and women’s place in the church. “If someone is gay and h… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Gov. Chris Christie to Push for Expanded Background Checks

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seeking expanded background checks for gun purchases and parental consent laws for minors to buy video games. Christie, a Republican, is up for reelection in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, but has also been considered … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Senate Likely to Finalize Bipartisan Immigration Bill this Week

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Next time you get a latte, try not to be disappointed, it probably … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Republican Tug of War on Immigration and Gay Marriage

In an op-ed for NBC Latino, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera outlines the tug-of-war between Hispanic Americans and Tea Party members within the Republican Party.

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Pope Francis and Hispanic American Catholics

As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I’s election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among th… [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Hispanic American Catholics

As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I’s election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among th… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What’s Going on Inside the Papal Conclave?

What’s going on inside the papal conclave? Two perspectives.

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The Morning Buzz | Maryland Senate Votes to Repeal the Death Penalty

The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the death penalty yesterday. The bill will now progress to the House of Delegates. Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether people who are convicted of murder should receive the death penalty, or life in prison… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | American Support for Foreign Trade Surges

Over at the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten tries to make sense of a new poll from Gallup showing an increase in public support for foreign trade. This increase is even more interesting when you consider that 74% of Americans believe that outsourcing is at le… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jewish Groups File Briefs in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

The central organizations of every Jewish denomination except Orthodoxy (and one lone Orthodox rabbi) filed amicus briefs in favor of overturning the federal government’s ban on same-sex marriage. More than 8-in-10 (81%) American Jews favor allowing ga… [Read more...]


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