The Morning Buzz | New Survey Finds Large Gender Gap on Valentine’s Day Expectations

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? If your cat needs a birthday present, may I suggest this? Our new survey finds large gender gaps on men and women’s expectations for Valentine’s Day. Men are twenty points more likely than women to predict that they will have... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans Value Higher Education, But Question Its Quality

A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | The GOP’s Conservative Conundrum

PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores the role that the GOP's close association with the Christian Right may have played among American Jews in the 2012 election: … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Abortion and the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Abortion remains one of the most controversial social issues in the country; while a majority support the legality and availability of the procedure, they are divided on its morality. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Religious Pluralism on the Football Field

Chalk this one up as a victory for religious pluralism: last night, the flagship school from the most Protestant state played one of the country's preeminent Catholic universities for the BCS championship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Did the 2012 Election Teach Us About Polling?

While we're thoughtfully mulling over the lessons of 2012, what can we learn about polling in the wake of the recent presidential election? Cell phones, the virtues of internet polling, and more. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did the Auto Bailout Decide the Election?

At the Washington Post, Georgetown professor Dan Hopkins argues that the auto bailout didn't decide the election. Roughly 6-in-10 voters nationally (59%), in Ohio (59%), and in battleground states (61%), agree that the government should have acted to help the American auto industry. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Gay Rights Activists Look for New Faith Outreach

After successes with several state ballot initiatives, gay rights activists are looking for new kinds of faith outreach. As our research shows, religious Americans are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantially less likely to say they will definitely vote in this November's election, compared to black or white Americans. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | American Jews Don’t Seem Likely to Abandon Obama

Despite Republicans' efforts to the contrary, new polls show that Jewish Americans favor Obama even more strongly than they did earlier this year. … [Read more...]