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...]

The Morning Buzz | Atheist Group Derides Religious Faith of Both Obama and Romney

A group of atheists decided to transcend party lines by launching dual billboard campaigns, deriding the religious faith of both Romney and Obama. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Atheist Group Derides Religious Faith of Both Obama and Romney

A group of atheists decided to transcend party lines by launching dual billboard campaigns, deriding the religious faith of both Romney and Obama. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jews Log in to the Talmud on Their iPads

An iPad app could make the Talmud more accessible and convenient for Jews who want to participate in the "Daf Yomi" cycle. … [Read more...]

New Commercials Unlikely to Sway Jewish Voters in Battleground States

The GOP hopes that it can convince disaffected Jewish Americans who supported Obama in 2008 to vote Republican in November. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Why Campaign Finance Reform Is So Darn Difficult

A new poll shows why campaign finance reform is hard: while only 2% of Americans think that spending by outside groups will have a positive effect on the election, only 40% are able to correctly define SuperPACs, while nearly half (46%) have no opinion. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 30, 2012

A federal court ruled that a Catholic-owned company in Colorado does not have to follow the Obama administration's new policy on no-cost contraception. A majority (53%) of Americans believe that privately owned small businesses should provide birth control to their employees at no cost through their insurance. … [Read more...]

How Do Americans Perceive Minorities?

In November 2012, when millions of Americans go to polling stations, they will cast their vote for either a black or Mormon presidential candidate. Intergroup attitudes will play a significant role in an election where, for the first time, two men with minority backgrounds have been selected for candidacy by the major parties. Scholars have found that minority candidates have a hard time finding electoral support among white Americans. So,... more … [Read more...]


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