Hispanics and the GOP

The Republican Party has a problem with Hispanic voters. Graphic of the Week highlights five areas of concern for the GOP, including negative associations, immigration, party affiliation, perceived concern, and Republican identification. … [Read more...]

Nebraska Court Rules 16-Year-Old Too Immature for Abortion

Today's Buzz covers the debt ceiling, prosperity preachers and a determined (and destructive) pot-bellied pig in Des Moines! … [Read more...]

Confirmation Hearings Begin for Janet Yellen, First Woman to Lead Fed

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? Starbucks is offering a new deal through Friday: buy a cop of coffee for someone else, and get yours free. CEO Howard Schultz says he hopes the “Come Together” promotion will set an example for lawmakers in Washington to work... more … [Read more...]

Americans’ Divergent Views on Obamacare and Government-Provided Health Insurance

That Republicans and Democrats disagree over the new health care law reflects a broader split among the American people on the law. According to PRRI’s research, Americans themselves are equally split over whether or not to repeal and eliminate Obamacare. … [Read more...]

Shutdown Highlights Lack of Public Identification with Government

Polls show public lack of faith in government. PRRI survey examines if people view the government as "the government" or "our government." … [Read more...]

Despite Shutdown, Thousands March in Washington for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers a march for immigration reform, how you can start your own religion, and the faith-based case for increasing wages for underpaid federal workers. … [Read more...]

Malala Yousafzai Says Taliban Violence is “Totally Against Islam”

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? Think you’re good at reading people? Check out this interesting new quiz over at The New York Times to see how tuned in you are to others’ emotions. As the government shutdown continues, Senate Chaplain Barry Black is making news... more … [Read more...]

Does Religious Dorms at Public Universities Push Boundaries?

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? The body and the blood…on a burger? A Chicago restaurant is taking heat for putting unconsecrated communion wafers on burgers topped with a red wine reduction sauce. In other faith-related food news, a Muslim woman says a TGI Friday’s waiter... more … [Read more...]

Why GOP Opposition to Obamacare Will Hurt Hispanic Outreach

In this week’s Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I examine how GOP efforts to excise funding for the 2010 Affordable Care Act from the federal budget may affect the party’s long-term success with reaching the growing number of Hispanic voters in the United States. … [Read more...]

South Asia’s Anglican Community Appoints First Woman Bishop

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? Are child prodigies’ brains wired differently from the rest of us? NPR examines the science behind what makes a child especially skilled in a new series on prodigies. Speaking of science, be sure to check out Eileen Pollack’s latest for... more … [Read more...]


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