The Morning Buzz | Fast Food Workers Strike for Higher Pay, Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage

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? Not sure where to begin in atoning for your sins ahead of Yom Kippur? Enter Furry Friends Friday: Jewish High Holidays edition and check out the eScapegoat, a cartoon goat you can find in your mobile app store that’s happy to hear... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Walmart to Offer Benefits to Employees’ Same-Sex Domestic Partners

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? Still wondering what Miley Cyrus was doing on stage at the VMAs? Never fear, the Oxford Dictionary Online has announced it will add a definition for “twerk,” along with “food baby” and “FOMO,” to its collection. (Please excuse me while... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | North Carolina Passes Anti-Shariah Law

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? Tired of feeling the pitter-patter of tiny feet kicking the back of your seat when you fly? Check out this Singapore airline’s new solution — a kid-free cabin. The best part? Upgrading costs about the same as a couple of... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Obama’s Cabinet Needs More Women, Critics Say

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? Millennials hate Washington but love to serve. What will our government look like in 30 years? Ron Fournier’s latest piece for The Atlantic draws on his own field research to deliver an answer. President Obama’s administration is taking some heat... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz I Thousands Commemorate 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

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? Ever wonder why strawberries pair well with white wine, or why peppermint oil tastes great in tea? It’s all about chemical compound compatibility, according to a group of chefs who created this fascinating interactive flavor network by using science to suggest some surprising new … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Mexico Clerk Issues Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples as State Courts Decide Issue

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? You might want to swap out that tuna sandwich for something else (anything else). A new study finds the majority of what’s sold as tuna in America isn’t actually tuna, but rather a fishy mix of other sea creatures. Former President... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Republicans Nostalgic for the 1950s, Democrats Miss the 1990s

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? London is looking to outdo New York’s one-up with its own mash-up dessert: America, meet the townie (that’s right, a hybrid tart-brownie). Ten bucks to the first chef to bring this one across the pond. Emily Fetsch’s latest post on... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | One Woman Reflects Back to March on Washington, 50 Years Later

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? Ever wonder how many religions are represented in Congress? Check out this fascinating color-coded map of America, which shows the religious affiliations of all 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives by their districts. Over at The Atlantic, Garance Franke-Ruta explores... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

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? Tough commute this morning? Well, it may not be too long before your car can drive itself, if the development of this self-driving car by engineers at Carnegie Mellon is any indication. Senator John McCain is spending the summer drumming... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Will GOP Follow Chris Christie or Rand Paul?

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? It can be tough to get going on a Monday morning, and sometimes a cup of coffee seems to be just what the doctor ordered. While research has shown moderate coffee consumption can offer significant health benefits, a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds consuming... more … [Read more...]


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