Morning Buzz | Accepting Language at Pope Francis’ Synod

In today's buzz, a group of clergy members in North Carolina help overturn a ban on same-sex marriage and Americans' continue struggling with costly medical bills. … [Read more...]

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 | Roving Rabbis Take to the West

In today's buzz, Americans are spending again, Rabbis are roaming the West, and Microsoft is breaking into the polling world. … [Read more...]

Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dio … [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...]

New Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

Today, PRRI released our American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future. Although the economy has improved overall, findings show Americans have a bleak outlook on their personal financial situation and the economic future of the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do Independent Candidates Have a Chance to Win in November?

In today's Buzz, independent candidates run for state-level offices, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table, the Supreme Court gears up for another religious liberty case, the New York Times explores the race gap in America's police departments, and the Mormon church puts its artifacts on display. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Women Are Cracking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

In today's Buzz, the National Guard heads to the Texas-Mexico border with too little to do, U.S. employers are taking longer to fill empty positions, Texas's voter ID law goes to trial, Oklahoma's schools start in legal limbo, women crack the stained-glass ceiling, and more people choose to rent. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

In today's Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty. … [Read more...]


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