The Morning Buzz | Saving Souls at the World Cup?

Today's Buzz covers violent immigration reform protests, an unexpected result of the barrage of right-wing ads against the Affordable Care Act, the government's spying on Muslim leaders, debates over the ordination of women as bishops, and soccer evangelism in Brazil. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

Today's Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children's impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Did Cantor’s support for immigration reform cost him re-election?

Today's Morning Buzz covers Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat, new Graphic of the Week, media coverage of our newest immigration survey, student loans, lack of federal employees under the age of 30, and a map of the variety of health care costs. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's newest survey on immigration reform, how Westboro Baptist Church protested a high school in Washington D.C., more than 1400 unaccompanied migrant children moved from Texas to a detention center in Arizona, a Salt Lake City police office who refused to work the Pride Parade has been placed on leave, and Medicaid expansion divides citizens of Texarkana. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Jokes at Correspondents’ Dinner

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? At a time when Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to find common ground on issues from the federal minimum wage to the legalization of same-sex marriage, bipartisan alliances are forming in an effort to reform the criminal-justice system. The National Journal reports […] … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Makes Humans Happy

Today's Buzz includes the GOP budget, an interview with the new director of the Obama administration's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Obamacare exceeds enrollment numbers, what makes people happy, and the Hobby Lobby family meets with Pope Francis. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Newest Lobby on Capitol Hill? Vegetarians.

Today's Buzz explores a new suit seeking to overturn Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban, Obamacare enrollment extension, scholars studying pornography, vegetarianism on Capitol Hill, and PRRI's Graphic of the Week exploring Catholicism in America -- A Tale of Two Churches. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Begins Hearing Arguments in Hobby Lobby Case Today

Today's Buzz looks at how men can get more dates, Connecticut's success with enrolling residents in Obamacare, why Latino ACA enrollment numbers are so low, segregation of the poor in major U.S. cities, and the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court. … [Read more...]


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