The Morning Buzz | Transgender Movement Challenges Long-held American Attitudes

Today's Buzz covers Time's cover story on the transgender revolution, Catholic bishops again travel to DC to fight for immigration reform, men still out-earn women, Millennials eschew life insurance, Orrin Hatch concedes same-sex marriage will soon be federal law, Clint Eastwood's birthday. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Drive-thru Prayer Now Available for Busy Americans

Today's Buzz reports conservative ideology losing its edge with Americans when it comes to economic and social issues, drive-thru prayer now available for busy Americans, richest people meet to discuss income inequality, Cody Coots bitten by rattlesnake, Brian Williams interviews Edward Snowden. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Eight Tips for Atheists Living in the South

Today's Buzz covers a survival guide for atheists living in the Bible Belt, today's teens behave better than teens in the last three decades, Census Bureau to start counting same-sex married couples as families, why people "fav" on Twitter, Pope Francis open to conversation about priest celibacy. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | United Methodist Church Faces “Irreconcilable Differences”

Today's Buzz covers the divide in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage, predictions for the 2014 Senate race, the happiest places in the world, the role of Cardinal Timothy Dolan in the Catholic Church as Pope Francis shifts priorities, where military veterans live. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Personal Faith Influence Supreme Court Justices?

Today's Buzz covers why liberals aren't waging a war on religion, levels of inequality depend on how income is measured, how personal faith affects Supreme Court Justices' decisions, how college graduates can help close the gender pay gap, and the 50th anniversary of LBJ's Great Society. … [Read more...]

In the New York Times: Thomas Edsall Cites PRRI Data on Racial Bias in “The Great White Hope”

"The Great White Hope," Thomas Edsall's latest New York Times column, which includes PRRI data on racial bias in the United States, explores Republican strategy to win votes for the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential elections. Challenges lie ahead, Edsall argues, if the GOP continues to pin the outcome of national campaigns on increasing support from white voters, a tactic previous referred to as the "Southern strategy." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Challenges for Republicans’ “Great White Hope” Strategy

Today's Buzz covers Thomas Edsall's New York Time's piece on why the "Southern Strategy" is no longer viable for Republicans, historical systemic discrimination against gay and lesbian federal workers, Supreme Court justice halts execution in Missouri, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admits a Muslim student, how an official World Cup soccer ball gets made. … [Read more...]

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...]


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