What’s Appropriate for Women to Wear in Muslim-Majority Countries?

Today's Buzz covers public opinion on government-provided health care, religious iPhone apps, and what's appropriate for women to wear in Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...]

Health Care: Principle vs. Practice in Health Insurance Coverage

Americans have complicated feelings about the proper provision of health care in the country today. While Americans generally support in principle that the government should provide health insurance for its citizens, they’re less enthusiastic about the current government-initiated health care program, also known as Obamacare. … [Read more...]

New Survey Explores Perceptions of Appropriate Dress for Women in Muslim-Majority Countries

What’s appropriate for women to wear in public? This question is the subject of a new study conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, which recently surveyed people in seven Muslim-majority countries—Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. … [Read more...]

New Poll Finds Record-High 42 Percent of Americans are Independents

Today's Buzz covers political independents, GOP's interest in making poverty a political issue ahead of the 2014 vote, and a pal's ride in the popemobile! … [Read more...]

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

Today's Buzz covers the national cold snap, Germany's offering of classes on Islam to elementary school students, and a proposal for a statue of Satan in Oklahoma. … [Read more...]

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Addresses New Challenges to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction December 31 temporarily blocking a portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires religious organizations to offer health care plans covering contraceptives. … [Read more...]

War on Poverty Turns 50

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Utah, a look at who's impoverished in America today, and how to teach kids gratitude. … [Read more...]

2014: Year of the Bible?

Today's Buzz covers the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, as well as marijuana sales in Colorado and where uninsured Americans reside. … [Read more...]

Colorado Won’t be the Only State to Legalize Marijuana Sales for Long

As marijuana became legal this week in Colorado, the state became the only place in the world where marijuana is regulated from seed to sale. The historic move follows an important shift in public opinion on the legalization of marijuana — in 2013, a majority of Americans supported legalizing the drug for the first time. … [Read more...]


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