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...]

The Morning Buzz | States Take Initiative to Raise Minimum Wage

Today's Buzz reports on the labyrinthine task of filing taxes for same-sex married couples, how states are taking the initiative to raise their minimum wages, an info graphic showing the recent SCOTUS decision about campaign contributions, why umpires make erroneous calls at home plate, and a comparison spending habits of the richest and poorest Americans' from 1984 to today. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

How far will your team advance in the NCAA Tournament?

Today's Buzz reports on the biggest issue facing Christianity in America, the effect of increasing the minimum wage, Obamacare enrollment numbers, when extroverts are happier than introverts, and March Madness. … [Read more...]

Closed Door Meetings in Vatican City to Address Crucial Issues Facing the Catholic Church

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? U–S–A! U–S–A! With a final score of 5-2 over the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our... more … [Read more...]

President Emphasizes Religious Freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

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?  On Thursday morning, President Obama delivered his remarks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast. Religious freedom, both in the U.S. and abroad, was the theme of his speech. He emphasized that “central to [human] dignity is freedom of religion –... more … [Read more...]


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