Churches They Are a Changin’: Americans’ Attitudes Toward Same-sex Marriage Are Transforming the Face of Congregations

A new study released by Duke University finds that churches are increasingly welcoming gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships to their congregations. These findings underscore PRRI data that indicate religious groups have seen an astonishing shift in perspectives on same-sex marriage in the past decade. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Millennials Aren’t All Bad

In today's buzz, a scholar reflects on the study of secularism, a millennial cries discrimination against his generation, and a "wall" made of crocheted "bricks" descends upon DC. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

In today's Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country's least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis. … [Read more...]

Target’s Support for Same-sex Marriage Mirrors Customers’ Views

Target's endorsement of same-sex marriage won't alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor's lead. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

Steady Support for Immigration Reform

What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Once Unaffiliated, Always Unaffiliated?

In today's Buzz, Jews remember the Holocaust in Poland, retention rates of the unaffiliated, Justice Department seeks to eliminate racial bias in criminal justice system, United Church of Christ files suit against North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. … [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...]

Are Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues?

The fact that most Millennials who are now religiously unaffiliated were raised in a religious tradition raises important questions about the forces responsible for this recent shift. PRRI’s latest survey finds one reason for high rates of disaffiliation among Millennials is their perception about how religious institutions treat gay and lesbian people. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

Today's Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff's remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion. … [Read more...]


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