In The Atlantic | Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge with Them

In PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones’ latest article in The Atlantic, he examines the slim margin between Republicans and Democrats in five key Senate races this midterm election. Although the GOP has historically enjoyed stalwart support from what was once considered a base constituency, white evangelical Protestants are dwindling in numbers—not only in the South but throughout the United States. In fact, the number of white evangelical Protestants nationwide has slipped from 22 percent in 2007 to 18 percent today, which may not bode well for Republicans at the polls this November.

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Morning Buzz | The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants

In today’s buzz, the synod wraps up amid controversy and The Immanent Frame gives the PRRI/SSRS American Values Atlas some love.

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Morning Buzz | Republicans Put Their Faith in Chris Connelly

In today’s buzz, religious “seekers,” Republican faith ambassadors, and million dollar atheist settlements.

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The Catholic Clash: How Social Issues Divide Clergy and Congregants

After liberal language is used in a synod report, Catholic conservatives bit back. But how do congregant values stack up against institutional outlook?

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Morning Buzz | Churches Less Segregated, Still Not Representative of Communities

In today’s buzz, two million fast food workers aren’t making a living wage, plus more arrests in Ferguson, Mo.

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Morning Buzz | Accepting Language at Pope Francis’ Synod

In today’s buzz, a group of clergy members in North Carolina help overturn a ban on same-sex marriage and Americans’ continue struggling with costly medical bills.

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Morning Buzz | The Ascent of Asian American Christians

In today’s buzz, New Hampshire residents play hard to get with 2016 presidential hopefuls and waves of “Hijabi Hipsters” reshape young Islam.

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Morning Buzz | “Mass Mobs” Increase Attendance in Detroit Churches

In today’s buzz, Millennials show love for Hillary, Las Vegas preps for same-sex marriage rush, and “Mass Mobs” invade Detroit churches.

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Morning Buzz | LSU Study Supports the Secularization Hypothesis

In today’s buzz, how black Millennials feel about same-sex marriage and if more education means less religion.

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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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