The Morning Buzz | Are Americans happy with the U.S. tax system?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?  Strap on those ankle weights, and giddy-up! Prancercise is coming to a public park near you. The Atlantic explored the link between race and support for affirmative action this week in a piece that highlighted some of our latest findings.... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is belief an important part of practicing faith?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Set your DVR and prepare to be spellbound by these globe-trotting whiz kids. Is belief an important part of practicing faith? T.M. Luhrmann offers her insights. It’s interesting to note that according to our research, 63 percent of Americans feel... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Should Supreme Court Justices Take Public Opinion Into Account?

Should Supreme Court justices take public opinion into account when making decisions? Americans are divided - 47% say yes, while 45% say no. Learn more about Americans' perspectives on the Supreme Court and affirmative action in our new survey. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Intermarriage Debate Divides Reform Jewish Rabbis

A debate over intermarriage is dividing Reform Jewish rabbis. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Hispanics

A new government report found that teen birth rates have declined substantially among Hispanic Americans over the past five years. A majority of Hispanic Americans agree that birth control should be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental consent. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Lawmaker Gives a Secular Invocation

An Arizona lawmaker took an unorthodox approach to the state House's daily invocation: he acknowledged that he is an atheist, and gave a secular invocation. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Poverty Skyrockets in the Suburbs

A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Economists and the Stock Market

Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Doomsday Prophet’s Radio Network May Fold

It's curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by … [Read more...]


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