The Morning Buzz | Nearly 7-in-10 Americans Don’t Budget Their Spending

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?  Looking to work off some time in purgatory? Pope Francis says #NBD, just follow him on Twitter. Between social media and text shorthand, it may seem tough to decipher the lingo of American kids today. But in Australia, a community... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Study Finds There are Six Types of Atheists

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?  Twinkies. Are. Back. After downing a box or three, be sure to watch your step or you may disappear into one of the world’s largest sinkholes. Dan Merica’s latest piece for CNN examines a new study that finds atheists can... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans: Both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life (Really)

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?  Did you embrace the #YOLO mentality this weekend? If you want to apply to Tufts you better start; the school’s admissions office is asking applicants what the phrase means to them. In Russia, it’s not only illegal to be gay, but... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Global Leaders Request Peace in the Middle East for Ramadan

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?  Target is facing a lawsuit thanks to a written reminder to managers that not all Hispanic employees wear sombreros and dance salsa. The New York Mets were all set to host a Native American Heritage Day July 25, but everything changed... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Google Glass Captures Stealthy Video, Raises Privacy Concerns

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?  Because today’s man needs a reminder to wash his hands, I give you the sink-urinal. Google Glass, the futuristic new product that allows you to capture video effortlessly and stealthily, is re-igniting the conversation about privacy in America. As more American churches... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Technology Could Revolutionize Women’s Birth Control

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?  New research finds people who meditate are more likely than those who don’t to act with compassion. Let’s take a collective om, shall we? Hoping to avoid pregnancy? There’s an app for that. The new app, Clue, is a customizable “fertility... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | American Revolution: Political Overthrow, or Holy War?

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?  Still feeling the American spirit? Check out this guide to speaking like George Washington. Relatedly,  James P. Byrd offers up an interesting look at the role religion played in the American Revolution for the Washington Post. Officials are calling the bombing of a world-famous... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | President Obama Will Not Label Westboro Baptist Church a Hate Group

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?  Cracks in the infidelity glass ceiling? Women are narrowing the cheating gap. The European Parliament has revoked French politician Marine Le Pen’s parliamentary immunity, meaning she’ll face charges for violating racial hatred laws thanks to her anti-Muslim rhetoric. Six-in-ten Americans r … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Among Americans, a Sense of Belonging Linked to Feelings of Patriotism

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?  Happy Independence Day! Welcome to a special red, white and buzzed edition. How does that beer you’re drinking rank on the list of American brews? Find out here. Check out our new Graphic of the Week for a look at who... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Being Different and Being Proud to Be American

In his latest column for Huffington Post Politics, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explores American pride, examining how different groups of citizens express and celebrate their national identity. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation’s 237th birthday this July 4th, the overwhelming majority of Americans report being proud of their national identity and heritage. More than 8 in 10 say they feel very (31 percent) or extremely (51 percent) proud to be... more … [Read more...]


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