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...]

The Link Between Anti-Gay Church Teachings and the Millennial Exodus

In his latest for Sacred Matters, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the role negative church teachings about, or treatment of, gay and lesbian people is playing in the decisions by roughly one-quarter (24 percent) of American Millennials (ages 18 to 34) to leave their childhood religions and to identify today as unaffiliated. … [Read more...]

Influential GOP Members Come out to Support Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers some prominent Republicans coming out in favor of same-sex marriage, debates over legalizing marijuana in Georgia and California, and a look at a drive-in church in Florida! … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Some Americans Support Same-sex Marriage, Believe Same-gender Sex is Immoral

Today's Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats' efforts to reach out to white working-class men. … [Read more...]

PRRI Releases Groundbreaking Report Covering 10 Years of American Attitudes on LGBT Issues

Today's Buzz covers the findings of PRRI's just-released LGBT report, along with a look at nonreligious Alcoholics Anonymous groups and efforts by American Atheists to engage conservative leaders. … [Read more...]

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents. … [Read more...]

Closed Door Meetings in Vatican City to Address Crucial Issues Facing the Catholic Church

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? U–S–A! U–S–A! With a final score of 5-2 over the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our... more … [Read more...]

Could a New “Smart Gun” Change the Way Americans Think about Gun Control?

Today's Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama's focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America. … [Read more...]

PRRI’s Dr. Robert Jones Discusses Surprising Findings from Global Catholic Poll on NPR’s Interfaith Voices

On Sunday, Dr. Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, appeared on NPR’s Interfaith Voices to discuss with host Maureen Fiedler the findings of a recent Univision poll that finds a large divide between Catholics around the world and the Vatican when it comes to social issues. Listen to their conversation about the numbers on same-sex marriage, contraception and abortion, the role of women in the church, and Pope Francis here. … [Read more...]


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