Fifty Years Later, The Supreme Court’s Move to Ban Prayer in Schools Still Sparks Controversy

On this day in 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that profoundly altered Americans’ understanding of the separation of church and state and the place of religion in society. The decision in the case of Abington School District v. Schempp declared organized prayers and biblical readings in public schools to be unconstitutional, upholding a similar ruling banning school prayer in the 1962 case of Engel v. Vitale.... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Study Finds Rats Fit to Father

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?  Who knew Winnie the Pooh and  Tigger were so controversial? China. China knew. The 54 percent of Americans who believe that women are naturally better suited to raise children may be surprised by this new study, which shows male rodents as being capable... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | What Americans Really Think About Affirmative Action

In a new column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox examines the divide between American support for the general principle of affirmative action and its application in college admissions. His insight is well-timed, as the Supreme Court is set to rule later this month on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions. Cox explores PRRI’s latest findings as part of the spectrum of... more … [Read more...]

Evangelical Leaders Continue Push for Immigration Reform

As the Senate is poised to take on the task of reforming an immigration system most Americans agree is broken, a broad coalition of evangelical organizations, churches, leaders and universities have partnered to launch a $250,000 national ad campaign to push members of Congress to pass the bipartisan bill, which would strengthen border security, allow unauthorized immigrants to apply for citizenship and revamp the legal immigration system. As we noted... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | LGBT Adults: Society Has Become More Accepting During Past Decade

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?  Have big dreams, but can’t afford the Big Apple? Check out these awesome virtual internships. In related news, check out how the Supreme Court may put an end unpaid internships. The U.S. Census reports that more white, non-Hispanic Americans died... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Who Should Tackle the Issue of Sexual Assault in the Military?

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?  Kind of gross, but very cool. Senator Rand Paul and some other GOP leaders say they’re not yet ready to sign the latest immigration bill, but could be soon if the bill’s leadership takes their suggestions into account. Finding a road... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Thousands Protest Proposed Abortion Law in Ireland

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?  Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide? Try Iceland. This nightclub-turned-church claims Chinese and Swedish roots, brews a mean cup of coffee and is definitely helping to keep Austin weird. (Thanks to Arnie for sending this in!) A new poll shows... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Newtown Victims’ Families Continue Push for Stricter Gun Laws

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 official: Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the Twitterverse. Does this mean she’ll run in 2016? And will #TweetsfromHillary live up to her fictional texts? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see. A disappearing Jewish home on the range?... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could Gay and Lesbian Clerks Affect Supreme Court Decisions?

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?  I’m guessing Representative John Dingell is not a fan of term limits. The New York Times takes a look at the influence that gay and lesbian clerks have had on Supreme Court justices through the years, an interesting matter to consider as the... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Bible is the Best Selling Book in…Norway?

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?  Cathy Wrench Cashwell, come on down! A new translation of the Bible has overtaken “Fifty Shades of Grey” to become Norway’s best-selling book, a surprising development for one of Europe’s most secular countries. Does having children negatively affect women in academia?... m … [Read more...]


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