Morning Buzz | Activist L.A. Priest Leaves Catholic Church Over Views on Gays, Lesbians

In today's buzz, Americans lie about their piety and "sins," plus Huckabee mocks climate change and mindfulness seeps into the criminal justice system. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | What’s God got to do with football devotion? Plenty.

In today's buzz, 1-in-4 believe there's a "12th man" on the field, the country embraces gay athletes, and the NYT explains Pope Francis' remarks on climate change. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | D.C. Council Unanimously Bans Gay-Conversion Therapy For Minors

In today's buzz, race may impact a person's concern about climate change, SCOTUS may be becoming wary of the death penalty, and your opinions may not be based on facts. … [Read more...]

The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants

After liberal language is used in a synod report, Catholic conservatives bit back. But how do congregant values stack up against institutional outlook? … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | Is Support for Gay Marriage Dropping?

Today, The Atlantic features an article by PRRI's CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox, who push back against speculations, based on a single recent poll from Pew, that support for same-sex marriage is declining. They give four reasons why dips in support for same-sex marriage in individual polls do not indicate a reversal of the current trend. … [Read more...]

PRRI in the New York Times | Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons with Gay Children

A recent New York Times article on growing acceptance of the gay community within Mormonism features PRRI data from our 2014 LGBT survey. … [Read more...]

Churches They Are a Changin’: Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations

A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishing shift in perspectives on same-sex marriage in the past decade. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | States Urge for a SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

In today's buzz, states rally for a final answer on the same-sex marriage debate, a new documentary explores drug abuse and faith communities, and a prominent atheist admits spirituality can help reveal truths. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Just How Bad is the Prosperity Gospel?

In today's Buzz, a gay teacher is fired over her "non-traditional pregnancy," the Boston Globe launches a new site for Catholic news, a movement aims to mandate paid sick leave, and a new map shows which counties prohibit any sort of happy hour. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

In today's Buzz, a "megadrought" seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida. … [Read more...]


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