Nearly Two-Thirds of Gun Laws Since Newtown Loosen Restrictions

Just after the Newtown shootings one year ago this week, most Americans favored strengthening gun control laws. But in the 12 months following the attack that left 20 students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School dead, more states have actually loosened gun control laws than tightened them. … [Read more...]

Pope Francis I Named Time Magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff in Church history, has amassed significant support among one the fastest growing groups in the American Catholic Church — Hispanic Catholics. PRRI’s recent Hispanic Values Survey found more than 8-in-10 (84 percent) Hispanic Catholics in the United States have a favorable view of the pope, while fewer than 1-in-10 (7 percent) hold an unfavorable opinion. … [Read more...]

Obama Joins World Leaders to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life

Today's Buzz covers the history of Easter Island, Obama's tribute to Mandela and the auto industry's first woman CEO! … [Read more...]

Manuel A. Vásquez on PRRI’s Recent Immigration Survey

Manuel A. Vásquez, professor of religion at the University of Florida, discusses the findings of PRRI's recent survey on immigration reform. … [Read more...]

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union to Fight Marijuana Legalization

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Philadelphia, a possible homage to Satan in Oklahoma, and Democrats in Whole Foods (versus Republicans in Costco)! … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela Left Legacy of Religious Ties, Boosted Patriotism Among Black South Africans

Today's Buzz covers the influence of religion on Nelson Mandela's life, as well as the effect he had on increasing black South Africans' patriotism. … [Read more...]

In Capitalism Critique, Pope Francis May Have More in Common with Evangelicals than Catholics

American Catholics are slightly more inclined than the general population to say the system is working very (10 percent) or somewhat (48 percent) well, while 38 percent say the system is not working well. However, less than half of white evangelical Protestants believe capitalism is working very well (10 percent) or somewhat well (35 percent), while nearly half (49 percent) say it is not working too well or at all well. … [Read more...]

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Moves Toward Ordaining Women Globally

Today's Buzz covers the push by some evangelical leaders for immigration reform, NSA tracking methods, and the passing of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

Minimum Wage: Would You Like a Raise With That?

The federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009 to its current $7.25 an hour, has been the subject of renewed interest on Capitol Hill and around the country. … [Read more...]

Support for Increasing the Minimum Wage Crosses Religious, Party Lines

Today's Buzz covers talks about increasing the federal minimum wage, a fast for immigration reform, and how holiday shopping in the United States compares to countries around the world! … [Read more...]


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