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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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

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. Read more

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, Read more

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

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

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

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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