The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

Today's Buzz reports on PRRI's blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI's Scholar's Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush's recent speech calling immigration an "act of love," and the Brooking Institute's newest Metro Monitor, which tracks jobs, unemployment, housing prices and output for major U.S. cities. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 2014 Baseball Season Begins

Today's Buzz looks at the origins of April Fools' Day, baseball's opening day, NCAA Final Four, veterans struggling after serving in Iran and Afghanistan, Catholic recommendations for making deportation more humane, and an alarming climate change report from the IPCC. … [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...]

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

Today's Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist! … [Read more...]

Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?

Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party -- that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority -- and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond. … [Read more...]

Reasons for Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage in the South

On its home page, The Atlantic features a piece by PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, "The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage," which explores the growth in support for same-sex marriage in Dixieland. In the South overall, support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically during the past decade, from 22 percent in 2003 to 48 percent in 2013. … [Read more...]

Should Creationism be Taught Alongside Evolution in Schools?

Today's Buzz covers controversy over a Coca-Cola ad, a possible path forward for immigration reform, and evolution v. creationism. … [Read more...]

Are Politicians Missing the Mark on Immigration Reform?

Following the release of a set of principals to guide immigration reform by GOP leaders last week, President Obama indicated Friday that he'd be open to a bipartisan approach that might not include a new path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants currently living in the United States illegally, though the president reiterated that he did not support any plan that would create “two categories of people in this country—folks who are full-fledged citizens and folks who are not.” Jus … [Read more...]

A Bipartisan Compromise on Immigration Reform?

Today's Morning Buzz covers why sports fans pray to God, the possible future of immigration reform in America, and Sikhs' efforts to build understanding of their faith! … [Read more...]

How is America Doing? Depends on who you ask.

A poll released yesterday by Gallup reveals a large divide between white and non-white Americans who were asked how they think the country is doing. Nearly 57 percent of non-white Americans respond positively about the current state of the U.S. compared to 33 percent of white Americans. This marks the first time in recent history such a large racial gap has existed on this issue. … [Read more...]


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