The Morning Buzz | Lawmaker Gives a Secular Invocation

An Arizona lawmaker took an unorthodox approach to the state House's daily invocation: he acknowledged that he is an atheist, and gave a secular invocation. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Doomsday Prophet’s Radio Network May Fold

It's curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders to Meet in Washington to Lobby on Immigration

The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Americans Support Minimum Wage Hike

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for a minimum wage increase. Republicans immediately rejected the proposal, but it's actually quite popular. Two-thirds of Americans - and a majority of Republicans - favor raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. … [Read more...]

Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union

Despite the GOP's recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response. … [Read more...]

Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union

Despite the GOP's recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | The State of the Union: Divided

Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech. … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week | The State of the Union: Divided

Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans Value Higher Education, But Question Its Quality

A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability. … [Read more...]


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