The Morning Buzz | How Reliable Are Robo-Polls, Anyway?

A new study casts doubt on the effectiveness of robo-polls, raising the question of whether the results of automated polls in the 2012 Republican primaries may have been adjusted to match live-interview surveys. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Atheism a Religion?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta removed the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Jewish Americans Voted on Economic Justice, Not Israel

Most Jewish voters were drawn to the polls last November by economic justice concerns, rather than issues related to Israel, according to a new poll from Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. In our Jewish Values Survey last spring, we found that only 4% of American Jews named Israel as their top voting priority for the 2012. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Why Pro-Life Catholics and Evangelicals Part Ways on Gun Control

Just before President Obama announces his new gun control policy proposals, including an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers, Dr. Robert P. Jones illuminates the religious divide on gun control in a column for "Figuring Faith." … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Why Pro-Life Catholics and Evangelicals Part Ways on Gun Control

Just before President Obama announces his new gun control policy proposals, including an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers, Dr. Robert P. Jones illuminates the religious divide on gun control in a column for "Figuring Faith." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | CNN Interview: Gun Issue Divides Religious Community

Last week, Vice President Joe Biden met with faith leaders to discuss strategies for reducing gun violence. However, as Dr. Robert P. Jones points out in a segment for CNN, there are religious groups on both sides of this issue. While majorities of Catholics and the religiously unaffiliated favor stricter gun control laws, majorities of white mainline and white evangelical Protestants are opposed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Being Religiously Unaffiliated Lead to Mental Health Issues?

Does being religiously unaffiliated lead to mental health issues? For more on the diversity of religiously unaffiliated people's beliefs, see our recent survey. … [Read more...]

Americans’ Perspectives on the NRA

Vice President Joe Biden will discuss gun control with the National Rifle Association later this week. Americans' perspectives on the influential gun lobby are mixed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 10-Year Jail Sentence Reveals State-Federal Tension on Marijuana

A California marijuana dispensary owner received 10 years in prison from a federal court earlier this week, starkly illustrating the tension between state and federal authority on the drug's legal status. A slim majority (52%) of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana. … [Read more...]


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