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 the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our... more … [Read more...]

Young Americans vs. Seniors on “War on Christmas”

Today's Buzz covers food stamp fraud, appropriate holiday greetings, and the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! … [Read more...]

Crisis in Syria, A Sign of the End Times?

The Biblical book of Isaiah has been in the news, thanks to a verse that’s leading some evangelical Christians to believe that the escalating violence in Syria is a sign of the end times. Syria and its cities are mentioned in the Bible several times, most notably the city of Damascus, where the apostle Paul converted to Christianity. Isaiah 17:1 reads, “Damascus will no longer be a city, but will... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | American Support for Foreign Trade Surges

Over at the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten tries to make sense of a new poll from Gallup showing an increase in public support for foreign trade. This increase is even more interesting when you consider that 74% of Americans believe that outsourcing is at least somewhat responsible for the nation's current economic woes. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | The GOP’s Conservative Conundrum

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores the role that the GOP's close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election: … [Read more...]

New Commercials Unlikely to Sway Jewish Voters in Battleground States

The GOP hopes that it can convince disaffected Jewish Americans who supported Obama in 2008 to vote Republican in November. … [Read more...]

Jewish Voters Remain Overwhelmingly Democratic, New Analysis Shows

Jewish Americans may be a relatively small voting bloc, but they remain at the center of a battle for their political loyalty, with Republicans seeking to paint a dismal portrait of Democrats’ record on Israel. A new analysis of Jewish voting patterns in presidential elections from 1972 to 2008 from the nonpartisan Solomon Project, however, shows (once again) that efforts to pry a substantial number of Jewish voters away from... more … [Read more...]


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