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,… [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 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 o… [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/AI… [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.

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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 disc… [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 betwee… [Read more...]

Is the American Dream Dead?

Is the American Dream dead? Maybe in the South, according to new data from researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As Matthew O’Brien reports in The Atlantic, the study finds that those who strive to move up economically have about t… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Hispanics

A new government report found that teen birth rates have declined substantially among Hispanic Americans over the past five years. A majority of Hispanic Americans agree that birth control should be available to teenagers age 16 and older without paren… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Sen. Rand Paul Courts Evangelical Voters

Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn’t be too difficult, given Sen. Paul’s Tea Party roots – a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conse… [Read more...]


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