In the New York Times | The Rise of Social Liberalism and G.O.P. Resistance

The New York Times’ Charles M. Blow heavily quotes a recent PRRI post on Iowan Republicans tendency to be more socially conservative than the rest of the country—and the challenges that poises for 2016 GOP candidates.

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Morning Buzz | Religious Change in 2016 Swing States

In today’s buzz, in the US, Catholics more supportive of gay rights than country overall, and new program changes all “millennials” mentions to “snake people.”

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Religious Change in America’s Swing States

Using the American Values Atlas, we explore nine of the country’s key battleground states—particularly, how each state’s religious make-up is changing.

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In the New York Times | On Same-Sex Marriage, Catholics Are Leading the Way

The New York Times’ Frank Bruni uses AVA findings to show that American Catholics are more progressive than many believe them to be.

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Morning Buzz | Josh Duggar and the Danger of the “Purity Cult”

In today’s buzz, Americans attitudes toward the reality of climate change, and Catholics are “soul-searching” after Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage.

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Republicans Three Times as Likely to Repudiate Climate Change as Democrats

PRRI’s Religion, Values, and Climate Change Survey finds stark political and religious divides on views about climate change.

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Morning Buzz | The Catholic Church’s Decline in Ireland

In today’s buzz, why Facebook is Catholic and Twitter is Protestant, and why the saying “nice guys finish last” may actually be true.

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Morning Buzz | Memorial Day Weekend, by the Numbers

In today’s buzz, the most liberal and conservative big cities in America, the “dad bod,” and the greatest commencement speeches of all time.

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Morning Buzz | Boy Scouts President: End Ban on Gay Leaders

In today’s buzz, another widely cited study is under question, and the pope’s aide urges businesses not to let profit get in the way of protecting the planet.

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Morning Buzz | Governor Jindal Resurrects Louisiana’s Religious Freedom Bill

In today’s buzz, results of a widely cited study on attitudes toward gay marriage may have been faked, and some say Christianity isn’t declining, just changing.

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