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.

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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.

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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.

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Religious Discrimination Cases at an All-Time High Since 1997

Today’s Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace.

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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.

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Arizona Conservatives Say They’ll Continue Religious Liberty Fight

Today’s Buzz covers the relevance of political science, shifting demographics among those who support same-sex marriage, and the continued effort by Arizona conservatives to fight for religious liberty.

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Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today’s Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust.

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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.

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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 th… [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.

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