Could Soccer Replace Football and Baseball as America’s Favorite Sport?

Today's Buzz covers the GOP's approach to solving economic inequality, a same-sex ballot measure in Oregon, and whether administering medical marijuana to children is in line with Christian values. … [Read more...]

President Emphasizes Religious Freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

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?  On Thursday morning, President Obama delivered his remarks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast. Religious freedom, both in the U.S. and abroad, was the theme of his speech. He emphasized that “central to [human] dignity is freedom of religion –... more … [Read more...]

Is the American Dream Dead?

Is the American Dream dead? Maybe in the South, according to new data from researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As Matthew O’Brien reports in The Atlantic, the study finds that those who strive to move up economically have about the same chances as people did in the 1950s. However, your economic prospects depend not only on indicators like race, inequality, and family structure, but also on region and the degree of inequality in your local community. O’Brien notes that the big … [Read more...]

Join PRRI at #PRRI at 9:00pm ET tonight as we live-tweet during President Obama’s State of the Union address

For more up-to-the-minute data about the issues and policies the President plans to discuss, join PRRI tonight at 9:00pm ET at #PRRI as we live-tweet the State of the Union address. In the meantime, do you believe the American Dream still holds true? Let us know in the comments. … [Read more...]

What to Expect from President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Today's Buzz covers the polarization of American politics, the United Methodist Church's continued struggle with the issue of same-sex marriage, and whether your iPhone's operating system believes in God! … [Read more...]

Is Marijuana More Dangerous than Alcohol?

Today's Buzz covers the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana, a look at the newest hot spot for illegal crossings into the United States, and global unemployment in 2013. … [Read more...]

As Americans Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Racial Disparities Remain

Today's Buzz covers the minimum wage, Americans' satisfaction with the economy, and likelihood of tuning in to watch the Super Bowl! … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Game-Time Good Luck Ritual? 1-in-5 American Sports Fans Does!

Today's Buzz covers pre-game and game-time rituals of sports fans, a renewed debate on the death penalty, and where America's wealthiest residents live! … [Read more...]

How Wealthy are Members of the U.S. Congress?

Today's Buzz covers the average net worth of members of Congress, anti-Obamacare television ads, and an app to measure your spirituality. … [Read more...]

What’s Appropriate for Women to Wear in Muslim-Majority Countries?

Today's Buzz covers public opinion on government-provided health care, religious iPhone apps, and what's appropriate for women to wear in Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...]


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