The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family

In today's Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections. … [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 | Saving Souls at the World Cup?

Today's Buzz covers violent immigration reform protests, an unexpected result of the barrage of right-wing ads against the Affordable Care Act, the government's spying on Muslim leaders, debates over the ordination of women as bishops, and soccer evangelism in Brazil. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Same-sex Marriage Now Legal in Idaho

Today's Buzz covers U.S. Court of Appeals decision finds website name disparaging to American Muslims, Idaho overturns same-sex marriage ban, Democrats pressure Republicans on immigration reform, Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Republican Senate primary, the state of health in the U.S. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Morals of Millennial Republicans

In today's Buzz -- NYC Police Commissioner shuts down the squad collecting surveillance on Muslims, women's lack of advancement in the workplace pinned to confidence levels, Hobby Lobby president designs Bible curriculum, Senator McCaskill focuses on overhauling sexual assault policies and colleges and universities, what happened to ideological moderates in Congress?, the endurance of abortion as a politically potent issue. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Can PTSD Be Treated with Medical Marijuana?

Today's Morning Buzz looks at hot infographics depicting a cool economic recovery, Gay Republicans running for Congress, the study of marijuana in treating PTSD, shows of interfaith solidarity in Colorado and Malaysia, and changing stigma toward HIV/AIDS. … [Read more...]

Justice Department Sues Philadelphia School District for Religious Liberty

Today's Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior. … [Read more...]

CVS Discontinues Sale of Tobacco Products

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? Around the water cooler last Monday, there appeared to be more discussion about the new Coca-Cola commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVIII than the game itself. The commercial featured a same-sex family, people of many religions, races and ethnicities... more … [Read more...]

Was Coca-Cola Right? America’s Growing Religious Diversity

"It's Beautiful," a Coca-Cola advertisement shown during the Super Bowl, encapsulates American ethnic and religious diversity and has prompted a diversity of responses on social media. A recent PRRI survey shows the growing religious differences between seniors, America's oldest adults, and Millenials, America's youngest adults are dramatic. More than 7-in-10 (71 percent) seniors identify as some type of white Christian. In contrast, less than 3-in-10 (28 percent) of Millennials identify as … [Read more...]


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