Figuring Faith | Romney’s High-Wire Act on Religion at the Republican Convention

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Romney will need to discuss his Mormon faith without delving into the specifics of Mormon theology. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Policy on Young Illegal Immigrants Goes Into Effect Today

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? Finally, an attack ad we can all identify with – who doesn’t think America’s decline will be brought about by driverless cars? Today, young illegal immigrants will begin submitting applications for temporary reprieve from deportation under a new Obama administration policy. The... more … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney’s Complicated Courtship Dance(s)

Mitt Romney has played down his personal Mormon faith, but has not hesitated to harness “religion” under other guises for political gain. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Interfaith Voices

On this week's "Interfaith Voices," Dr. Robert P. Jones joined host Maureen Fiedler and fellow guest Kim Lawton, the managing editor of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, to discuss the faith factor in the 2012 election. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 30, 2012

A federal court ruled that a Catholic-owned company in Colorado does not have to follow the Obama administration's new policy on no-cost contraception. A majority (53%) of Americans believe that privately owned small businesses should provide birth control to their employees at no cost through their insurance. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 23, 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? A question for the ages, posed by Morning Buzz reader Arnie: How much is an unsaleable bald eagle worth? An atheist group expressed their displeasure with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after he publicly announced that he prays daily for rain.... more … [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...]

The Morning Buzz | July 17, 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? However much Americans dislike Congress, at least we don’t have a cat serving in the House of Representatives. Yet. Students are relying less heavily on their parents to pay for college, according to a new study from Sallie Mae. Instead,... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 5, 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? The U.S. government would like to make extra-sure that you know mermaids don’t exist. No word, though, on whether Singapore’s mascot, the “merlion” (a creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish) is a myth. A new Pew Research Center poll reveals that despite the immense (immense!) amou … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | June 27, 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? Apparently, some oenophiles are not as discerning as they would like to think: a new marketing survey revealed that participants not only like wines with fancy-sounding names better, they’re willing to shell out more for them.  A good old-fashioned generation gap is nothing new to public opinion researchers (see Am … [Read more...]


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