With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Food Insecurity Most Common Economic Hardship among Americans

In today's buzz, our Graphic of the Week shows economic hardships, Brookings reports the loss of the American Dream, and a new map flooding risks for each country. … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week | 4-in-10 Americans Experiencing Economic Insecurity

Economic hardships continue to plague the American public, reports PRRI's 2014 American Values Survey … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

In today's Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country's least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis. … [Read more...]

Brookings Institution Releases New Report: Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives

The Brookings Institution released a new report last Thursday, “Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives,” which inform Americans about the role of religion in the movement for economic justice. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | The Perks of Working at the IRS

Today's Buzz mentions an event at Brooking on economic inequality and religious progressives, members of the US Army may now identify as humanists, PRRI data featured on CBS Sunday Morning on Easter Sunday, IRS pays bonuses to employees with questionable ethics, effects of bullying have serious implications later in life. … [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...]

The Morning Buzz | Millennials Skeptical of the Good Book While Louisiana Embraces It

In today's Buzz: Millennials skeptical of the Bible, Louisiana introduces bill to make the Bible its state book, Democrats represent some of the wealthiest and poorest House districts, the immense challenge facing crews hoping to recover Malaysia Flight 370's black box, and Barbara Ehrenrich's new book. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

Today's Buzz reports on PRRI's blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI's Scholar's Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush's recent speech calling immigration an "act of love," and the Brooking Institute's newest Metro Monitor, which tracks jobs, unemployment, housing prices and output for major U.S. cities. … [Read more...]


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