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 Cat… [Read more...]

PRRI’s Top 13 Findings on Religion and Politics from 2013

Today’s Buzz covers PRRI’s key findings from the year, American Catholics’ views on hot-button social issues, and the man with the biggest name in history!

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American Psychological Association Says Gun Violence is Public Health Issue

Today’s Buzz covers the Virgin of Guadalupe, recommendations for addressing gun violence, and the ramifications of increasing the minimum wage.

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Pope Francis Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Today’s Buzz covers state-level gun control laws, atheist political candidates and an interview with the University of Florida’s Manuel Vásquez.

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Gun Laws Since Newtown Loosen Restrictions

Just after the Newtown shootings one year ago this week, most Americans favored strengthening gun control laws. But in the 12 months following the attack that left 20 students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School dead, more state… [Read more...]

New York City Public Schools Likely to Give Muslim Holidays Off

Today’s Buzz covers religious symbols, the debate over gun control and Muslim holy days as school holidays in New York.

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The Morning Buzz | Sen. Rand Paul Courts Evangelical Voters

Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn’t be too difficult, given Sen. Paul’s Tea Party roots – a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conse… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Religious Roots of New England’s Support for Gay Marriage

If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?

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The Morning Buzz | Gov. Chris Christie to Push for Expanded Background Checks

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seeking expanded background checks for gun purchases and parental consent laws for minors to buy video games. Christie, a Republican, is up for reelection in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, but has also been considered … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders to Meet in Washington to Lobby on Immigration

The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters.

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