The Morning Buzz | American Jews Influence Gender Debates in Israel

Women in Israel are continuing to struggle against ultra-Orthodox restrictions on women's prayer at the Western Wall, although a deal may be in sight. The dispute has inspired a great deal of negative attention from the American Jewish community, who tend to sympathize with the women, rather than the ultra-Orthodox rabbis. A majority (53%) of American Jews agree that ultra-Orthodox control of life in Israel is a major problem. (Thanks to Arnie for sending this in!) … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Will Hispanic Evangelicals Blunt Democratic Advantage among Hispanic Voters

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? Recall the Nutella thieves of Columbia University? They’ve been outdone. Two influential senators may be on the cusp of a bipartisan breakthrough to expand background checks for gun buyers. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans are in favor of stricter enforcement of existing... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 90% of Americans Say They Are In Good Health

A new poll from the Atlantic shows, puzzlingly, that 9-in-10 Americans say they are in good health. Meanwhile, 4-in-10 Americans who visit medical/health websites use them for self-diagnosis. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jewish Groups File Briefs in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

The central organizations of every Jewish denomination except Orthodoxy (and one lone Orthodox rabbi) filed amicus briefs in favor of overturning the federal government's ban on same-sex marriage. More than 8-in-10 (81%) American Jews favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Has Obama’s Presidency Changed Racial Attitudes?

Has racial resentment increased since President Obama's election, or is it on the decline? Turns out, the answer to this question really depends on who you ask. … [Read more...]

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...]


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