With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

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The Morning Buzz | Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Today’s Buzz covers the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, long-term unemployed Americans increasingly leaving the labor force entirely, Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings in decline, whose more angry: Democrats or Republicans?, 7 reason t… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mormon Church Excommunicates Advocate for Women’s Ordination

Today’s Buzz covers the excommunication from the Mormon Church of an advocate for women’s ordination to the priesthood, whether a student debt crisis is looming, how Americans are more politically engaged with and aware of the politics of elected offic… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Religious and Spiritual Experiences Tell Us about the Brain

Today’s Buzz covers how the recession affected jobs in every industry, Supreme Court declines to hear appeal to reinstate Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriages, how religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain, the surge of progressive Christianit… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Jokes at Correspondents’ Dinner

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? At a time when Republicans and Democrats can’t seem… [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where to “Get Away from It All”

Today’s Buzz examines New Hampshire’s Senate deadlocked on vote to repeal death penalty, states’ funding increases for pre-K programs, so many twins, the timing of unemployment, the connection between oxytocin and religion, the places in America where … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Signs Equal Pay Executive Orders

Today’s Morning Buzz reports that President Obama signed two executive orders that enforce equal pay laws for women, the Senate extends unemployment benefits, the chances of finding a job are improving and Pope Francis praises church workers in Africa … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Jeb Bush Calls Immigration “Act of Love”

Today’s Buzz reports on PRRI’s blog post about Americans who practice more than one religion, PRRI’s Scholar’s Sidebar with Melissa Deckman, a New York Times op-ed that proposes pensions for all American workers, Jeb Bush’s recent speech calling immigr… [Read more...]

CVS Discontinues Sale of Tobacco Products

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? Around the water cooler last Monday, there appeared to be more disc… [Read more...]


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