The Morning Buzz | Mormon Church Excommunicates Advocate for Women’s Ordination

Today's Buzz covers the excommunication from the Mormon Church of an advocate for women's ordination to the priesthood, whether a student debt crisis is looming, how Americans are more politically engaged with and aware of the politics of elected officials who are women, the past 100 years of American politics in one GIF, how Rhode Island has the worst job market in the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Religious and Spiritual Experiences Tell Us about the Brain

Today's Buzz covers how the recession affected jobs in every industry, Supreme Court declines to hear appeal to reinstate Oregon's ban on same-sex marriages, how religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain, the surge of progressive Christianity, Maureen Dowd gets uncomfortably high, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Jokes at Correspondents’ Dinner

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? At a time when Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to find common ground on issues from the federal minimum wage to the legalization of same-sex marriage, bipartisan alliances are forming in an effort to reform the criminal-justice system. The National Journal reports […] … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mathematicians Take Top Spot in Jobs Ranking

In today's Buzz, President Obama meets with religious leaders to discuss immigration, Republican advantage in midterm elections, the high cost of rent in cities across the U.S., a pot-dispensing vending machine, mathematicians on top in jobs ranking. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Signs Equal Pay Executive Orders

Today's Morning Buzz reports that President Obama signed two executive orders that enforce equal pay laws for women, the Senate extends unemployment benefits, the chances of finding a job are improving and Pope Francis praises church workers in Africa who advocated chastity as a way of preventing the spread of HIV. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

American Support for LGBT Employment Protections

The U.S. Senate's passage last year of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, brought national attention to the issue of job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Interestingly, PRRI’s latest survey finds that even after the well-publicized vote, most Americans remain unaware that such employment protections don’t currently exist. … [Read more...]


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