The Morning Buzz | Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate

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?  Here’s hoping this lad can get his martinis shaken, not stirred, back in the United Kingdom. The new immigration reform bill has passed the Senate with broad bipartisan support, following months of discussions and concessions by both Democrats and Republicans. Among... more … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | After DOMA, the Fading Future of Religious Opposition to Same-sex Marriage

The Supreme Court delivered two landmark decisions affecting same-sex marriage in the United States yesterday, one expanding the federal definition of marriage and the other allowing California to once again wed gay and lesbian couples. In my latest column for “Figuring Faith,” I examine how rapidly shifting public opinion on same-sex marriage has altered America’s religious landscape and paved the way for the court’s latest rulings. If we rewind the... more … [Read more...]

More Americans Than Not Agree With Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), expanding the federal government’s definition of marriage from “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” to also include same-sex couples legally married in the states where they live. The court said the law, which passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed by President... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mormons Take to the World Wide Web

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?  Remember the first time Elizabeth Taylor was a bride? Now you can re-create it, all for the low price of (at least) $47,000! College-age Millennials (Americans ages 18-24) are considerably more racially and ethnically diverse than the general population, with... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Federalists of Convenience? How Changing Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage are Affecting Supporters and Opponents

In a new column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines how shifting public opinion on same-sex marriage has led traditional states' rights advocates to favor a federal decision on the issue, and in turn, pushed those who typically support a national approach to seek state-level solutions. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Bolivia Considers Legalizing Abortion, Ending Jail Sentence for Lawbreakers

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?  Fresh Twinkies to return in t-minus 473 hours (and counting). The Supreme Court voted 7 to 1 to send the high-profile Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case back down to the lower court for further judicial review, postponing a call... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform Hinges on Requirements (Obstacles)

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?  Summer is officially upon us! Ready for a few great seasonal hits? Look no further. Over at FiveThirtyEight Micah Cohen examines what it will take to get Republicans to support a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to the U.S.... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Immigration Reform Could Boost Economy, Says CBO

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?  How do you say ‘Darth Vader’ in Navajo? We’ll soon find out. The New York City mayoral race is heating up, and Anthony Weiner is #inittowinit. But can he bounce back from his self(ie)-destruction? Mark Sanford’s political redemption would suggest that this... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | UK Girl Guides No Longer Pledge to God, Continue Promise to Serve Queen

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?  Ah, graduation day. The pomp and circumstance, the diploma, the cat and gown…wait, what? A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that support for the 2010 health care reform law was higher among Democrats when it was described as “Obamacare” rather than... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Genesis is Now a Graphic Novel

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?  Cronut? Doughssant? Whatever you call it, this pastry mash-up seems like a delightful way to start the day. (Thanks to Suzanne for sending this in!) The European Commission has ordered Slovakia to take halos and crosses off of commemorative euro... more … [Read more...]


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