The Morning Buzz | American Muslims and the Boston Bombings

In the wake of last week's tragic bombings in Boston, some are now wondering whether there will be a backlash against Muslims in the United States. Less than half of Americans say that self-proclaimed Muslims who commit acts of violence in the name of Islam are not really Muslims. … [Read more...]

The Political Potential of Evangélicos

Can evangélicos become an important force in American politics? … [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...]

Our Corner | NBC Latino

In an op-ed for NBC Latino, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera explores the ongoing tug-of-war within the Republican Party between Hispanic Americans and the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

Faith Complex by the Numbers | The Latino Vote, or Things the Republicans Just Aren’t Getting

In the latest installment of "Faith Complex by the Numbers," PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox discusses Republicans' performance among Hispanic Americans in the 2012 election. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in the Black Church

At the New York Times, some interesting commentary on conversations about homosexuality within the black church. More than 7-in-10 black Americans agree that it is possible to agree with their church's teachings on the issue of homosexuality and still be considered a good Christian. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Puerto Rico Court Says No to Gay Adoption

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court narrowly upheld a law banning gay couples from adopting children. A majority (54%) of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. … [Read more...]

Latinos and the Tea Party

In the wake of Obama’s strong performance among Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, the Tea Party Express, the largest Tea Party organization, has announced that it will start an outreach campaign to attract Hispanic voters. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Tea Party Group Plans Latino Outreach

The Tea Party Express, the country's largest Tea Party political action committee, is planning a Latino outreach bus tour. It's unclear how successful this will be, given the considerable divisions between Hispanic Americans and Tea Party members on key issues like immigration. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Americans Support Minimum Wage Hike

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for a minimum wage increase. Republicans immediately rejected the proposal, but it's actually quite popular. Two-thirds of Americans - and a majority of Republicans - favor raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. … [Read more...]


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