Mixing and Matching: Who Practices Multiple Religions?

A recent survey conducted by PRRI found that sixteen percent of Americans currently say they follow the teachings or practices of more than one religion. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | States Take Initiative to Raise Minimum Wage

Today's Buzz reports on the labyrinthine task of filing taxes for same-sex married couples, how states are taking the initiative to raise their minimum wages, an info graphic showing the recent SCOTUS decision about campaign contributions, why umpires make erroneous calls at home plate, and a comparison spending habits of the richest and poorest Americans' from 1984 to today. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | NSA Admits to Spying on Americans

Today's Buzz reports on the National Security Administration admission that it's been spying on Americans, the Supreme Court ruling against campaign finance caps for individuals, the drop in fuel consumption since 2004, the popularity of MLB teams, the Pope's speech emphasizing traditional marriage, and tax breaks for Christian television networks. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Makes Humans Happy

Today's Buzz includes the GOP budget, an interview with the new director of the Obama administration's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Obamacare exceeds enrollment numbers, what makes people happy, and the Hobby Lobby family meets with Pope Francis. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 2014 Baseball Season Begins

Today's Buzz looks at the origins of April Fools' Day, baseball's opening day, NCAA Final Four, veterans struggling after serving in Iran and Afghanistan, Catholic recommendations for making deportation more humane, and an alarming climate change report from the IPCC. … [Read more...]

Federal Government Recognizes Same-sex Marriages in Michigan

Today's Buzz examines voting restrictions in swing states, federal recognition of same-sex marriages in Michigan, a new medical procedure that suspends patients between life and death, a $70,000 award to a teen whose school demanded access to her Facebook account, graphics of public transportation systems in 37 cities, and Part II of Saying goodbye to Christian America. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Newest Lobby on Capitol Hill? Vegetarians.

Today's Buzz explores a new suit seeking to overturn Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban, Obamacare enrollment extension, scholars studying pornography, vegetarianism on Capitol Hill, and PRRI's Graphic of the Week exploring Catholicism in America -- A Tale of Two Churches. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | POTUS Heads to the Vatican

Today's Buzz ponders whether the meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis will be collaborative or confrontational, pollution's deadly effects, a prominent evangelical charity's decision to hire Christian LGBT employees, and the connection between character and social mobility. … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation. … [Read more...]

Anti-Gay and -Lesbian Bullying and Discrimination

Today, most Americans (68 percent) believe that gay and lesbian people face a lot of discrimination in the United States. For many younger gay and lesbian people, discrimination often comes in the form of bullying, which has prompted a national discussion about anti-gay attitudes toward and bullying of gay and lesbian youth. Today, nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans agree that bullying of gay and lesbian teenagers is a major problem in schools. … [Read more...]


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