The Morning Buzz | June 19, 2012

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? How socks got cheaper and daycare got more expensive, in two helpful charts. Friday brought bad news for the Obama administration: a key Catholic organization, the Catholic Health Association, announced that it was no longer comfortable with the White House’s compromise on the contraceptive mandate. Before this new … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 18, 2012

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? What would The Wizard of Oz look like if the Emerald City were in China? In an op-ed for the New York Times, one Mormon added his voice to the 36% of registered voters who do not believe that the Mormon faith is a Christian religion, declaring that he is “emphatically” not a Christian. Atheists are speaking o … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 13, 2012

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our CEO, will be presenting on rel … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 13, 2012

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our CEO, will be presenting on rel … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 12, 2012

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? Read David McCullough’s commencement speech at Wellesley High School where he gave his students a very important message, “You Are Not Special.” Italy has introduced ice cream for dogs! I know my dog will love this! African American and Gay Rights leaders gathered last Tuesday at New York City’s S … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 6, 2012

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? Let’s face it, the British really know how to throw a party and the world loves watching them. Here are some pictures from Monday’s star studded Diamond Jubilee concert, which aired last night on ABC. If you’ve ever wondered where to get your own jelly mold of the Queen’s face, your search is ove … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 4, 2012

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? This, my friends, is no ordinary cat video.  The appeal of anti-Mormonism is simple, says a historian: it makes other people feel good. The debate over the placement of crosses at the entrance to a public university in Texas continues. Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans agree that we must maintain a strict separ … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | May 31, 2012

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? If you ever doubted that a neon lamp could stay lit for 77 years, I’m sorry to say that this Los Angeles restaurant has proved you wrong. Talk about retro! In a column for the Washington Post, Joanna Brooks explains that although Mormons, overall, tend to be politically conservative, progressive Mormon women will c … [Read more...]


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