The Morning Buzz | Is Medical Marijuana Appropriate for Young Children?

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?  Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)… CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor... … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Is Medical Marijuana Appropriate for Young Children?

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?  Heard of Wandai Wrection? This Japanese Little Leaguer loves them (according to ESPN)… CNN’s Saundra Young tells the compelling story of a couple who used medicinal marijuana to stop their 6-year-old daughter’s seizures. PRRI data shows eight-in-ten (80 percent) Americans favor... … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Single Women Twice as Likely as Single Men to Buy Homes

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?  Rough start to your day? Well, at least you didn’t sleep through your morning television show… This should give First Lady Michelle Obama something to smile about: a new study finds obesity rates among preschoolers have fallen in 19 states during the... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are Conservative Christians More Likely to be Mistreated at Work?

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?  Is the iced coffee you’re drinking America’s best? Find out here! Russia’s government officials say tourists and foreign athletes traveling to the country for the 2014 Olympic Games who advocate a ”nontraditional sexual orientation” will face criminal charges. Only 16 … [Read more...]

E.J. Dionne: Religion Challenges Left and Right

E.J. Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of the PRRI-Brookings Economic Values Survey, discusses what the survey’s findings may mean for the future of the American political and religious landscapes in his latest op-ed for The Washington Post. Whenever I write sympathetically about religion, I get bombarded by tweets and notes from readers who normally agree with me but cannot abide by the idea that religious belief should be... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Should All Able-Bodied Muslims Fast During Ramadan?

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?  We all know staying hydrated is key to keeping healthy, but one new study shows the negative effects drinking from water bottles may have on your face. Over at CNN, Sima Shelbayah pens an interesting piece on the moral dilemma some Muslims face in deciding... more … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Six Challenges for Organizing a Progressive Religious Movement

In my latest column for Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I explore the obstacles currently facing an organized progressive religious movement. The recent release of the PRRI/Brookings Economic Values Survey has triggered a lively discussion about a potential shift of power between religious conservatives and progressives in the American religious landscape. Most of the debate has centered around the future significance of current patterns—most prominently, the nearly linear … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What’s New in Jewish Social Research? Funny You Should Ask…

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?  A new Gallup poll shows that young people (age 18 to 29) are increasingly opting for wine or spirits as opposed to beer. In the early 1990s, 71% of young adults preferred beer, while just 41% say that beer is... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | More Americans Are Being Raised Without Religion

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?  It’s tougher than you might think for musicians to make a buck, thanks to an ever-growing list of options for free online listening. This cool chart over at The Atlantic illustrates the changing business model for musicians. In his latest... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Born and Raised: More Americans Are Being Raised Without Religion and Choosing to Stay that Way

In my latest column for Huffington Post Religion, I examine why such a high number of Millennials now identify as nonreligious and what influence this could have on the future of religion in America. With roughly three-in-ten (31 percent) Millennials now identifying as religiously unaffiliated the debate over why this generation is abandoning religion at an unprecedented rate has mostly centered around two explanations: Millennials are leaving because they do not like... more … [Read more...]


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