Same-sex Marriage State-by-State: A Ten-Year Retrospective

Tomorrow marks the release of PRRI’s new national survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues. As a precursor to announcing the findings, we bring you a state-by-state timeline that marks significant events in the United States during the past 10 years. November 2003  – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that barring same-sex marriage violates the state’s constitution and denies... more … [Read more...]

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today's Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. … [Read more...]

Meet the Panelists

Jennifer Kates, Clyde Wilcox and Jonathan Capehart will join PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones for the launch and a panel discussion of PRRI’s latest survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Washington DC. Here’s a bit about each panelist’s background and area of expertise. … [Read more...]

Same-sex Marriage Advocates in Ohio Face Uphill Climb in 2014

A decade after 62 percent of Ohio voters supported a state constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage, public opinion has undergone a significant shift. The issue of same-sex marriage divides Ohio voters right down the middle: 47 percent of Ohio voters favor allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, while just as many (47 percent) oppose the policy. … [Read more...]

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents. … [Read more...]

Oregon Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today's Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon's attorney general's announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates! … [Read more...]

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...]

PRRI’s Dr. Robert Jones Discusses Surprising Findings from Global Catholic Poll on NPR’s Interfaith Voices

On Sunday, Dr. Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, appeared on NPR’s Interfaith Voices to discuss with host Maureen Fiedler the findings of a recent Univision poll that finds a large divide between Catholics around the world and the Vatican when it comes to social issues. Listen to their conversation about the numbers on same-sex marriage, contraception and abortion, the role of women in the church, and Pope Francis here. … [Read more...]

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day Due to Weather

Today's Buzz covers a divide among Catholic bishops on LGBT rights, new numbers on Obamacare enrollees, and some facts and figures on Valentine's Day. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Join PRRI for the Release of a New National Survey Exploring a Decade of Change in American Attitudes about LGBT Issues

On Wednesday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m. EST, leading researchers will discuss a major new survey exploring a decade of change in American attitudes on LGBT-related issues and the impact of religion and culture on those attitudes. The study, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, will be released amid the backdrop of rising support for legal rights for LGBT Americans and prominent legal battles over same-sex marriage in Utah and... more … [Read more...]


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