The Morning Buzz | Return of the Jedi?

According to the British Census, the "Jedi" religion is the seventh most popular faith in Britain. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Happens if We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff?

Commentators are talking about the fiscal cliff in apocalyptic terms, but what will happen if it does, indeed, come to pass? For what it's worth, most Americans favor a balanced approach to the budget deficit, with a combination of tax increases and cuts to major programs. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Oklahomans Can Now Carry Guns in the Open

Today, anyone in Oklahoma who holds a license to carry a concealed firearm can carry a weapon out in the open, thanks to a new law that just went into effect. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Will Hurricane Sandy Push Climate Change into the Headlines?

The very expensive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is leading some commentators to wonder whether this storm will change the way we talk about climate change, which has mostly been sidelined during the presidential campaign. Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans say that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence of global climate change. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | DC Comics Unveils Muslim Superhero

Last week, DC Comics unveiled a Muslim superhero in a special edition which references the 9/11 attacks. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Attacks Against American Muslims Spiked During Ramadan

Attacks against Muslims in the U.S. spiked during the holy month of Ramadan, which ended this weekend. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Gunman Opens Fire on Security Guard at Family Research Council

A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council's main office in Washington, DC, only to be subdued by the injured security guard. … [Read more...]

Americans Divided on How to Prevent Mass Shootings

There is little consensus among Americans about the best way to prevent mass shootings. … [Read more...]

New Attacks Raise Questions About Americans’ Attitudes Toward Muslims

Do Americans see the values of Islam as compatible with American values? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | July 23, 2012

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? A question for the ages, posed by Morning Buzz reader Arnie: How much is an unsaleable bald eagle worth? An atheist group expressed their displeasure with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after he publicly announced that he prays daily for rain.... more … [Read more...]