Morning Buzz | Churches Less Segregated, Still Not Representative of Communities

In today's buzz, two million fast food workers aren't making a living wage, plus more arrests in Ferguson, Mo. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | More Congregations LGBT-Friendly

In today's buzz, a new study reveals a jump in LGBT-friendly congregations, Missouri lawmakers enact a 3-day waiting period for abortion, and gender discrimination from a transgender person's point of view. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

In today's Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

In today's Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mike Huckabee is Flying High

In today's Buzz, Mike Huckabee racks up some serious private jet bills, a Christian university fights to keep a transgender student out of all-male housing, the cities where you can get the most bang for your salary, and the story of how women got into the civil rights movement. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Awaiting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling

Today's Buzz covers the imminent Supreme Court ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case, the beginning of Ramadan, new GOP website engages people of faith, air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since 2005, Archbishop convicted of child sex abuse and defrocked, role of regional price parities in minimum wage debate, most stressed-out U.S. cities. … [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 | The Demographics of NBA Fans

Today's Buzz includes the botched execution in Oklahoma, Hawaii increases minimum wage, minimum wage bill fails in Senate, people still say racist things, racial attitudes of white republicans and democrats, demographics of NBA players, owners and fans. … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Cities and States Fight Economic Inequality with Minimum Wage Hikes

Today's Buzz looks at how many people from each state ran in the Boston Marathon a year after the deadly bombing, Americans who are skeptical about the Big Bang Theory, how states and cities are establishing their own minimum wages, the drop in acceptance rates at prestigious colleges, sad desk lunch, and the lime industry shortage in America. … [Read more...]


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