CVS Discontinues Sale of Tobacco Products

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? Around the water cooler last Monday, there appeared to be more discussion about the new Coca-Cola commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVIII than the game itself. The commercial featured a same-sex family, people of many religions, races and ethnicities... more … [Read more...]

New Poll Finds Record-High 42 Percent of Americans are Independents

Today's Buzz covers political independents, GOP's interest in making poverty a political issue ahead of the 2014 vote, and a pal's ride in the popemobile! … [Read more...]

Who’s Been Left Out of King’s Dream?

It’s been nearly half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his hope for a future in which the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” would no longer bind black Americans, for a day when the United States would “rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…that all men are created equal.” His speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Poverty Skyrockets in the Suburbs

A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Economists and the Stock Market

Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Study Shows Growing Wealth Gap Between Races

A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Atheism Only for the Upper Class?

Is atheism only for the upper class? Research Director Daniel Cox parses the demographic data among the religiously unaffiliated. … [Read more...]


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