The Morning Buzz | The Popularity of Passover

Today's Buzz reports Ohio has been ordered to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, few women are interested in careers in academia, Stephen Colbert's take on Common Core, Passover's popularity among the non-Jewish, and a look back on the Loma Prieta earthquake. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Is it possible to be evangelical and support same-sex marriage?

Today's Buzz reports on Honey Maid's artistic response to negative and positive reactions to its ad featuring biracial families and families with same-sex parents, why people might lie about religious behavior, reasons for the sky-rocketing cost of college tuition, Hobby Lobby at odds with Christian women, Gospel of Jesus's Wife traced to ancient times, evangelicals and same-sex marriage, and 1943 responses from American workers about having taxes deducted from wages. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | States Take Initiative to Raise Minimum Wage

Today's Buzz reports on the labyrinthine task of filing taxes for same-sex married couples, how states are taking the initiative to raise their minimum wages, an info graphic showing the recent SCOTUS decision about campaign contributions, why umpires make erroneous calls at home plate, and a comparison spending habits of the richest and poorest Americans' from 1984 to today. … [Read more...]

Federal Government Recognizes Same-sex Marriages in Michigan

Today's Buzz examines voting restrictions in swing states, federal recognition of same-sex marriages in Michigan, a new medical procedure that suspends patients between life and death, a $70,000 award to a teen whose school demanded access to her Facebook account, graphics of public transportation systems in 37 cities, and Part II of Saying goodbye to Christian America. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Newest Lobby on Capitol Hill? Vegetarians.

Today's Buzz explores a new suit seeking to overturn Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban, Obamacare enrollment extension, scholars studying pornography, vegetarianism on Capitol Hill, and PRRI's Graphic of the Week exploring Catholicism in America -- A Tale of Two Churches. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | So long to the perfect bracket — and $1,000,000,000

Today's Morning Buzz covers Michelle Obama's ping-pong diplomacy in China, the myth of gay affluence, same-sex marriage in Michigan, uncovering sex abuse at Christian institutions, and NCAA upsets. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart talks about Gay Marriage in the South using PRRI Data

While filling in for Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC earlier this week, Jonathan Capehart discussed rapidly evolving views on same-sex marriage in the South. In the segment, Capehart points to PRRI data that demonstrates the dramatic shift in attitudes about same-sex marriage in the South over the past ten years. In 2003, 23 percent of Southerners supported same-sex marriage; in 2013 that number jumped to 48 percent. … [Read more...]

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican. … [Read more...]

How do Church Stances on LGBT Issues Affect Americans’ Decisions to Leave Religion?

Today's Buzz covers the cost of passing on health insurance, a new and controversial statue of "Homeless Jesus," and Thomas Edsall's use of PRRI data in his latest for The New York Times. … [Read more...]


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