Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?

Making the distinction between being an atheist and identifying as religiously unaffiliated may seem minor, but the difference between the two is surprisingly significant in the minds of many Americans. … [Read more...]

Could Problems Implementing Obamacare Hurt Democrats Down the Road?

Today's Buzz covers debates over the separation of church and state in Quebec, as well as the potential long-term effects of Obamacare's implementation. … [Read more...]

Most Americans Back Minimum Wage Increase, With Two Notable Exceptions

President Obama made headlines earlier this week by announcing his support for the Harkin-Miller bill, which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. PRRI’s recently released 2013 American Values Survey explored public opinion on increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.00 an hour, finding that more than 7-in-10 (71 percent) Americans support raising the minimum wage while roughly 1-in-4 (24 percent) oppose. … [Read more...]

Libertarians, the Tea Party and White Evangelicals on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Libertarians are a unique political group. While their political behavior suggests a strongly conservative worldview, when it comes to social issues – including access to abortion, physician-assisted suicide and marijuana legalization – libertarians stand apart from other key conservative constituencies. … [Read more...]

Boehner: House Will Not Take Up Senate-Passed Immigration Reform Bill

Today's Buzz covers immigration reform, natural disasters and gender inequality in Christian conferences! … [Read more...]

Problems Implementing Obamacare Could Spell Trouble for Democrats

Many public opinion polls have taken America’s temperature on Obamacare and its components, but few have asked whether government-guaranteed health insurance, as a principle, is a worthy government endeavor. A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute does just that, and Democrats may find the results troubling. … [Read more...]

What Does Being a Typical American Mean in the U.S. Today?

Today's Buzz covers race and cultural identity in America today, women's rights around the world, and how Americans think the government should address the growing health problem of obesity. … [Read more...]

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe

Today's Buzz covers gun control, Sunday store closures, and Brink Lindsey's take on PRRI's 2013 American Values Survey! … [Read more...]

Business Execs Join Evangelical Leaders in Push for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers the surprising role of Mormons in pushing for ENDA, business executives' efforts to reform the immigration system, and new groups creating Christian communities around craft beer. … [Read more...]

Brink Lindsey on Libertarians in America

Cato Institute's vice-president for research shares his take on our 2013 American Values Survey. … [Read more...]


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