Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today's Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. … [Read more...]

Meet the Panelists

Jennifer Kates, Clyde Wilcox and Jonathan Capehart will join PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones for the launch and a panel discussion of PRRI’s latest survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Washington DC. Here’s a bit about each panelist’s background and area of expertise. … [Read more...]

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents. … [Read more...]

Oregon Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today's Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon's attorney general's announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates! … [Read more...]

Could a New “Smart Gun” Change the Way Americans Think about Gun Control?

Today's Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama's focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America. … [Read more...]

Best Places to Live in the U.S., Presidents’ Day (?) Wrap-up and Race in America

Today's Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents' Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America. … [Read more...]

President Obama Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Workers

Today's Buzz covers a raise in the federal minimum wage, a new survey on Catholics in America and around the world, and controversy over the way Bob Jones University has handled cases of sexual assault. … [Read more...]

God Talk: A New Book by Paul Djupe and Brian Calfano

God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion, a just-released volume examining whether and how religion influences public opinion, politics and candidates, is the latest book co-authored by PRRI affiliated scholar Paul Djupe of Denison University and Missouri State University’s Brian Calfano. The authors use use experimental methodology to understand how elites might use religion to influence the public as well as how the public reacts to the use of politics by religious e … [Read more...]

New Survey Examines Catholic Attitudes toward Church Doctrine

A full 87 percent of Catholics polled report Pope Francis is doing an excellent or a good job as pontiff. However, respondents disagree with Catholic doctrine on some social issues. For instance, a majority (65 percent) say abortion should be allowed in some or all cases, and more than three-quarters (78 percent) support the use of contraception. … [Read more...]

Washington State Governor Issues Moratorium on Death Penalty

Today's Buzz covers a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state, the historically inaccurate inclusion of camels in Genesis, and new efforts to address economic inequality. … [Read more...]


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