The Morning Buzz | Attacks Against American Muslims Spiked During Ramadan

Attacks against Muslims in the U.S. spiked during the holy month of Ramadan, which ended this weekend. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Univision Asks Candidates to Engage on Latino Issues

Univision, a large Spanish-language TV network, used its evening news broadcast on Wednesday night to urge the presidential candidates to host a debate on Latino issues. … [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 | “Right to Pray” Amendment Passes in Missouri

The "right to pray" amendment to the Missouri constitution passed by a wide margin earlier this week. The amendment, among other provisions, allows for schoolchildren's "right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools." … [Read more...]

Facing 21st-Century Challenges in Survey Research

As the final stretch of the presidential campaign nears, challenges that pollsters face are becoming increasingly important. … [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 | Most Americans Don’t Tweet in Church

Do you tweet in church? Most Americans don't. Learn more about the intersection between religion and technology (or lack thereof) in our new survey. … [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...]

Figuring Faith | Americans Less Divided on Approach to Immigration, Survey Says

In this week’s installment of Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones explores Americans’ attitudes toward immigration policy. Examining the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States, Dr. Jones shows that Americans are less divided on approaches to immigration policy than one might assume: When asked whether a range of issues should be decided at the national or the state level, nearly 8-in-10 (77 percent) Americans say that immigration policy should … [Read more...]


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