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...]

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

In today's Buzz, why it's so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they're in a "Babylonian exile." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

In today's Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the temperature in evangelicals' conversations about LGBT issues. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

In today's Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stigma of HIV and AIDS. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

In today's Buzz, why Target's customers won't object to the company's endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. … [Read more...]

Target’s Support for Same-sex Marriage Mirrors Customers’ Views

Target's endorsement of same-sex marriage won't alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor's lead. … [Read more...]


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