Morning Buzz | 6-in-10 Millennials See Contraception Access as Critical to Financial Security of Women

In today's buzz, we release report on how race and religion shape millennial views on sexuality and reproductive health, and the pope will visit the WH in Sept. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Alabama Supreme Court Halts Same-sex Marriage in State

In today's buzz, Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage, and Justice Department won't pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson. … [Read more...]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones Appears on the BBC

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones brings PRRI data across the pond to the BBC World Service radio program Newsday. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | America’s Age of Anxiety: How Fear May Have Influenced the Outcome of the 2014 Election

In today's buzz, PRRI Research Director discusses American media and fear, Ferguson police officer retires, and Pope Francis predictions. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Era of Fossil Fuels Is Over, Says Obama’s Climate Change Envoy

In today's buzz, Ferguson faith communities unite, Pope Francis urges European leaders to reject a "throwaway culture," and Obama's climate change envoy says fossil fuels are no longer an option. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other whit … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz |Missouri Governor Says No to Concealed Guns in Schools

In today's Buzz, Missouri's governor vetoes a law that would allow concealed guns in schools, the White House unveils plans to tackle global warming, a federal court rules that the University of Texas can keep using race as a factor in admissions, and more. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Drones: A 21st Century Twist on Evangelization

Today's Buzz covers Michelle Obama's and Eric Holder's commencement speeches that urge Americans to talk openly about race, primaries to watch on Super Tuesday 2014, Oregon judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban, WDC Archdiocese buys drone to help promote Catholicism with video on social media, Italian women in love with priests urge Pope Francis to rescind the celibacy and non-marriage rule. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

Today's Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women's filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban. … [Read more...]

In The Atlantic: Unspoken Racial Tensions in the U.S.

Robert P. Jones's latest article for The Atlantic is now posted on the publication's home page. In the piece, "The Racial Tensions Lurking Under the Surface of American Society," Dr. Jones shares how "social desirability bias" affects polling results when Americans are asked about sensitive issues like race. Jones unveils the strategies the PRRI research team employed in the field to deactivate this bias, yielding results that show the anxieties white Americans feel toward the changing racial … [Read more...]


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