The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 10-Year Jail Sentence Reveals State-Federal Tension on Marijuana

A California marijuana dispensary owner received 10 years in prison from a federal court earlier this week, starkly illustrating the tension between state and federal authority on the drug's legal status. A slim majority (52%) of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Do Top Earners Feel About Being Taxed More Heavily?

How do top earners feel about being taxed more heavily? More than 6-in-10 Americans who make more than $100,000 a year agree that the government should raise taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform May Be Tough to Achieve

There's been a lot of talk about immigration reform in the wake of the election, but bipartisan efforts actually find support? Six-in-ten Americans support the basic tenets of the DREAM Act. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Offer Subdued Platform on Climate Change

This year's Democratic platform has more restrained positions on climate change than the 2008 platform. … [Read more...]

Why Hasn’t Hurricane Isaac Led to Talk of Climate Change?

With Hurricane Isaac rolling through southern Louisiana while the Republican National Convention enters its last day, surprisingly few people are talking about climate change. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 13, 2012

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? Please note: if you are flying to London for the Olympics, don’t bother packing your sun hat, vuvuzela, crossbow, or Che Guevara t-shirt. But you should probably bring a poncho, because big umbrellas are also banned from the Games (and... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 13, 2012

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our CEO, will be presenting on rel … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 13, 2012

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our CEO, will be presenting on rel … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 4, 2012

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? This, my friends, is no ordinary cat video.  The appeal of anti-Mormonism is simple, says a historian: it makes other people feel good. The debate over the placement of crosses at the entrance to a public university in Texas continues. Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans agree that we must maintain a strict separ … [Read more...]


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