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...]

The Morning Buzz | An Alternative to “Bourgeois” Online Dating Sites

Today's Buzz covers Oregon's same-sex marriage ban goes to court undefended, reactions to President Obama's filibuster comment, Jill Abramson fired from the New York Times for being "pushy," dating sites for people of all political affiliations, the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Same-sex Marriage Now Legal in Idaho

Today's Buzz covers U.S. Court of Appeals decision finds website name disparaging to American Muslims, Idaho overturns same-sex marriage ban, Democrats pressure Republicans on immigration reform, Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Republican Senate primary, the state of health in the U.S. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

Today's Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women's filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Legal Eagles Fight for Conservative Christian Causes

Today's Buzz covers Robert P. Jones's latest article in The Atlantic, a law firm fighting for conservative Christian causes, Arkansas overturns same-sex marriage ban -- a decision now being appealed, Pope Francis announces beatification of Paul VI, Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams. … [Read more...]


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