Americans’ Belief in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Sees Significant Drop

Today's Buzz covers Americans' feelings toward the holiday season, C.S. Lewis's enduring legacy, and whether it really is the end of the world as we know it! … [Read more...]

PRRI Releases New Holiday Poll, Finds More Americans Prefer “Happy Holidays” to “Merry Christmas”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just today, uncovers a number of key findings on Americans’ opinions about the holiday season. … [Read more...]

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

It's been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on "Figuring Faith," my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013! … [Read more...]

In Capitalism Critique, Pope Francis May Have More in Common with Evangelicals than Catholics

American Catholics are slightly more inclined than the general population to say the system is working very (10 percent) or somewhat (48 percent) well, while 38 percent say the system is not working well. However, less than half of white evangelical Protestants believe capitalism is working very well (10 percent) or somewhat well (35 percent), while nearly half (49 percent) say it is not working too well or at all well. … [Read more...]

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Moves Toward Ordaining Women Globally

Today's Buzz covers the push by some evangelical leaders for immigration reform, NSA tracking methods, and the passing of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

Libertarians, the Tea Party and White Evangelicals on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Libertarians are a unique political group. While their political behavior suggests a strongly conservative worldview, when it comes to social issues – including access to abortion, physician-assisted suicide and marijuana legalization – libertarians stand apart from other key conservative constituencies. … [Read more...]

Business Execs Join Evangelical Leaders in Push for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers the surprising role of Mormons in pushing for ENDA, business executives' efforts to reform the immigration system, and new groups creating Christian communities around craft beer. … [Read more...]

The Unique Religious Profile of Libertarians

Our 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that libertarians stand out among conservative groups for their unique religious make-up and comparatively low levels of religious commitment. … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the Party’s 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Today's Morning Buzz features Belgium's discussion about legalizing euthanasia for children, the NSA's tapping of cardinals' phones, and which GOP group may have the greatest sway in determining the party's 2016 nominee! … [Read more...]

Which GOP Constituency Will Sway the 2016 Presidential Nomination?

Although the next presidential primaries are still more than two years away, potential Republican nominees are already jockeying to earn favor with key constituencies. Our newly released American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America finds that some key conservative constituencies, including libertarians, white evangelical Protestants and the Tea Party, are already identifying favorites among the slate of potential candidates. … [Read more...]


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