Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today's Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. … [Read more...]

Meet the Panelists

Jennifer Kates, Clyde Wilcox and Jonathan Capehart will join PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones for the launch and a panel discussion of PRRI’s latest survey, A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Washington DC. Here’s a bit about each panelist’s background and area of expertise. … [Read more...]

Same-sex Marriage Advocates in Ohio Face Uphill Climb in 2014

A decade after 62 percent of Ohio voters supported a state constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage, public opinion has undergone a significant shift. The issue of same-sex marriage divides Ohio voters right down the middle: 47 percent of Ohio voters favor allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, while just as many (47 percent) oppose the policy. … [Read more...]

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents. … [Read more...]

Oregon Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today's Buzz covers Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plans to veto a school prayer bill, Oregon's attorney general's announcement that the state will not defend its ban on same-sex marriage, and a state-by-state map of sales tax rates! … [Read more...]

Closed Door Meetings in Vatican City to Address Crucial Issues Facing the Catholic Church

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? U–S–A! U–S–A! With a final score of 5-2 over the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our... more … [Read more...]

Could a New “Smart Gun” Change the Way Americans Think about Gun Control?

Today's Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama's focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America. … [Read more...]

Best Places to Live in the U.S., Presidents’ Day (?) Wrap-up and Race in America

Today's Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents' Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America. … [Read more...]

PRRI’s Dr. Robert Jones Discusses Surprising Findings from Global Catholic Poll on NPR’s Interfaith Voices

On Sunday, Dr. Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, appeared on NPR’s Interfaith Voices to discuss with host Maureen Fiedler the findings of a recent Univision poll that finds a large divide between Catholics around the world and the Vatican when it comes to social issues. Listen to their conversation about the numbers on same-sex marriage, contraception and abortion, the role of women in the church, and Pope Francis here. … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day: Past and Present

Today is Valentine’s Day, the holiday that celebrates romance and love and is named for a martyred priest who officiated marriages. The holiday dates back to the 5th century and has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Although crime, imprisonment and execution lie at the genesis of Valentine’s Day, current tradition calls for people to exchange flowers, candy and gifts with their special someone. And if the past is any... more … [Read more...]


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