Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination

Despite the widespread support for anti-discrimination legislation for LGBT individuals, such legislation still faces considerable hurdles, at least at the federal level. … [Read more...]

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

Today's Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist! … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

Today's Buzz covers the pontiff's first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives' vote to repeal the state's death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don't see global warming as a threat. … [Read more...]

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican. … [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...]

President Obama Appears on Comedy Show to Promote Healthcare.gov

Today's Buzz covers Colorado's profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues. … [Read more...]

New York Times’ Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data in Column about Democrats and White Working Class

Thomas Edsall's latest op-ed for The New York Times cites Public Religion Research Institute's September 2012 study, "Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America," in an exploration of how Democrats can win back the votes of white working class Americans. … [Read more...]

PunditFact Rates Ralph Reed’s Comments about Millennials and Abortion “False,” Based on PRRI Data

Last Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, conservative activist and chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed said Millennials (Americans ages 18 to 33) are "more pro-life than Baby Boomers and older Americans." Political columnist Ron Fournier with National Journal quickly disagreed, arguing Millennials are equally pro-life as older Americans. After the broadcast, PunditFact endeavored to set the record straight and relies on PRRI data to do so. … [Read more...]

Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?

Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party -- that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority -- and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond. … [Read more...]


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