Morning Buzz | Roving Rabbis Take to the West

In today’s buzz, Americans are spending again, Rabbis are roaming the West, and Microsoft is breaking into the polling world.

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Event Wrap-up | American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality and Doubts about the Future

On September 23, 2014, Public Religion Research Institute released findings from our American Values Survey 2014, “Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future.” We found that Americans have a decidedly gloomy outlook on the economy and their own personal financial situation. The event, held at Brookings’ Falk Auditorium, featured panelists Dr. Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), Joy Reid (MSNBC), and Henry Olsen (American Enterprise Institute). William Galston and E.J. Dionne, from the Brookings Governance Studies program, moderated the presentation. The conversation was followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

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Morning Buzz | Child Immigration Cases Clog Up Courts and Schools

In today’s buzz , immigration cases challenge American schools, the DOJ set to release a new anti-profiling policy, and Alaska legalizes marijuana—39 years ago.

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Morning Buzz | Diversity Among the Religiously Unaffiliated

In today’s buzz, seven types of non-believers, controversial anti-Muslim ads, and Hobby Lobby’s traveling Bible museum.

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Morning Buzz | Food Insecurity Most Common Economic Hardship among Americans

In today’s buzz, our Graphic of the Week shows economic hardships, Brookings reports the loss of the American Dream, and a new map flooding risks for each country.

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In the News | National Media Coverage of PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

Findings from PRRI”s American Values Survey, which point both to the economic anxiety Americans are experiencing—personally and systemically—and to Americans’ plummeting confidence in the criminal justice system’s treatment of blacks and other minorities, are being covered in major national media outlets.

Journalists at many national media outlets are reporting on the incisive data,

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Graphic of the Week | 4-in-10 Americans Experiencing Economic Insecurity

Economic hardships continue to plague the American public, reports PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

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Morning Buzz | Criminal Justice System Not Colorblind

In today’s buzz, Satanic “black masses” in Oklahoma, perceived racism in our criminal justice system, and religion-based cases in SCOTUS.

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Morning Buzz | The Rockefellers Go Green

In today’s buzz, cremation becomes more popular, good deeds are rooted in our brain, and the Rockefellers go green.

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New Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

Today, PRRI released our American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future. Although the economy has improved overall, findings show Americans have a bleak outlook on their personal financial situation and… [Read more...]


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