Morning Buzz | United Methodist Church Faces “Irreconcilable Differences”

Today's Buzz covers the divide in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage, predictions for the 2014 Senate race, the happiest places in the world, the role of Cardinal Timothy Dolan in the Catholic Church as Pope Francis shifts priorities, where military veterans live. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Personal Faith Influence Supreme Court Justices?

Today's Buzz covers why liberals aren't waging a war on religion, levels of inequality depend on how income is measured, how personal faith affects Supreme Court Justices' decisions, how college graduates can help close the gender pay gap, and the 50th anniversary of LBJ's Great Society. … [Read more...]

In the New York Times: Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data on Racial Bias in “The Great White Hope”

"The Great White Hope," Thomas Edsall's latest New York Times column, which includes PRRI data on racial bias in the United States, explores Republican strategy to win votes for the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential elections. Challenges lie ahead, Edsall argues, if the GOP continues to pin the outcome of national campaigns on increasing support from white voters, a tactic previous referred to as the "Southern strategy." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

The Graphic of the Week highlights data from PRRI’s newest study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” which finds that Americans tend to exaggerate how often they attend religious services. By comparing survey modes, the study concludes that Americans are more likely to report higher levels of religious participation when polled by live interviewers on the telephone than they are when completing a self- … [Read more...]

VIDEO: HuffPost Live Interviews Daniel Cox about Americans’ Religious Attendance

Watch PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox on HuffPost Live as he discusses Americans' propensity to lie about their religious attendance. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where Are All the Female Governors?

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage ban lifted in PA, the number of women governors throughout history, a new survey that shows young immigrants without legal status are not predominantly Democrats, first-born children likely to be conservative, connection between Brown v. Board of Education and religious life in America, and Research Director Daniel Cox on HuffPost Live. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Drones: A 21st Century Twist on Evangelization

Today's Buzz covers Michelle Obama's and Eric Holder's commencement speeches that urge Americans to talk openly about race, primaries to watch on Super Tuesday 2014, Oregon judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban, WDC Archdiocese buys drone to help promote Catholicism with video on social media, Italian women in love with priests urge Pope Francis to rescind the celibacy and non-marriage rule. … [Read more...]

In The New York Times: PRRI Finds Americans Exaggerate Church Attendance

The New York Time's blog, The Upshot, reports on PRRI's latest study, “I Know What You Did Last Sunday: Measuring Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reported Religious Behavior, Belief, and Belonging,” which uncovers discrepancies between how much Americans say they attend church and how much they actually do. These findings were originally presented by Research Director Dan Cox at the 69th annual national meeting of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Did You Do Last Sunday?

Today's Buzz reports on the national media outlets covering PRRI's findings that Americans stretch the truth about their church attendance, how Southern Baptists are experiencing a decline in baptisms, charts demonstrating how correlation doesn't equal causation, and Department of Defense releases report claiming 500 military service people were fired or disciplined for sexual harassment from 2012 to 2013. … [Read more...]


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