Introducing the American Values Atlas (AVA)

PRRI and SSRS are excited to announce the launch of the American Values Atlas (AVA), a powerful new online tool for understanding the complex demographic, political, and religious changes occurring in the United States today. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Catholics, Evangelicals, Baptists—and Mormons?—Unite

In today's buzz, President Obama will speak on ISIS tonight, Mormonism gains some surprising partners in the ongoing same-sex marriage battle, and an awesome infographic on the partisan history of the U.S. Senate. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Do Independent Candidates Have a Chance to Win in November?

In today's Buzz, independent candidates run for state-level offices, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table, the Supreme Court gears up for another religious liberty case, the New York Times explores the race gap in America's police departments, and the Mormon church puts its artifacts on display. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Just How Bad is the Prosperity Gospel?

In today's Buzz, a gay teacher is fired over her "non-traditional pregnancy," the Boston Globe launches a new site for Catholic news, a movement aims to mandate paid sick leave, and a new map shows which counties prohibit any sort of happy hour. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

In today's Buzz, a "megadrought" seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida. … [Read more...]

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 | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

In today's Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where Can You Pack Heat in Public?

In today's Buzz, Americans' racial segregation, where you can carry a handgun openly, racism as a spiritual issue, Democrats organize in Arkansas, and universities still suffer from a dearth of socioeconomic diversity. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

In today's Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a "drafting error" could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

In today's Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue. … [Read more...]


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