A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

How Americans Spend Their Leisure Time

In today's Buzz: What Americans do for fun -- and when, Why turbans are not simply a fashion statement, and How churches have entered the real estate market. … [Read more...]

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

Today's Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist! … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

Today's Buzz covers the pontiff's first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives' vote to repeal the state's death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don't see global warming as a threat. … [Read more...]

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican. … [Read more...]

How do Church Stances on LGBT Issues Affect Americans’ Decisions to Leave Religion?

Today's Buzz covers the cost of passing on health insurance, a new and controversial statue of "Homeless Jesus," and Thomas Edsall's use of PRRI data in his latest for The New York Times. … [Read more...]

Are Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues?

The fact that most Millennials who are now religiously unaffiliated were raised in a religious tradition raises important questions about the forces responsible for this recent shift. PRRI’s latest survey finds one reason for high rates of disaffiliation among Millennials is their perception about how religious institutions treat gay and lesbian people. … [Read more...]

Reasons for Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage in the South

On its home page, The Atlantic features a piece by PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, "The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage," which explores the growth in support for same-sex marriage in Dixieland. In the South overall, support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically during the past decade, from 22 percent in 2003 to 48 percent in 2013. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

Today's Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff's remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion. … [Read more...]

Could the Catholic Church Support Same-sex Civil Unions?

Pope Francis has indicated that while the Catholic Church continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Church may be able to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. In America, the pontiff’s comments are likely to be welcomed by Catholics, as majorities of both white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (56 percent) support legalizing same-sex marriage. … [Read more...]


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