Graphic of the Week | Catholic Views on Church Practice and Policy

In just a few weeks, the College of Cardinals will choose the next pope, following the resignation of current Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the month. As the Cardinals deliberate over the next leader of the world's largest denomination, what do Americans think about the Catholic Church's public policy stances, and how many believe the Church should preserve traditional beliefs and practices? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Puerto Rico Court Says No to Gay Adoption

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court narrowly upheld a law banning gay couples from adopting children. A majority (54%) of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. … [Read more...]

Latinos and the Tea Party

In the wake of Obama’s strong performance among Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, the Tea Party Express, the largest Tea Party organization, has announced that it will start an outreach campaign to attract Hispanic voters. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Tea Party Group Plans Latino Outreach

The Tea Party Express, the country's largest Tea Party political action committee, is planning a Latino outreach bus tour. It's unclear how successful this will be, given the considerable divisions between Hispanic Americans and Tea Party members on key issues like immigration. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Should First Ladies Receive a Salary?

A new C-SPAN poll finds that 65% of Americans say it's okay for first ladies to hold a job while her husband is president, although only 40% say the first lady should receive a government salary. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | D.C. Residents Most Likely to Identify as LGBT

New data from Gallup shows that residents in the District of Columbia are most likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (10%), while people in North Dakota are least likely to identify as LGBT (1.7%). Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gallup found that of the 10 states and D.C. where at least 4% of respondents identified as LGBT, seven are among the most liberal states in the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Congress Faces the Realities of the Internet

In which Congress slowly begins to recognize that this internet fad is not going away. … [Read more...]

Dinner and a Movie…And Sex?

Dinner and a movie: it’s a classic combination. But on Valentine’s Day, does this romantic pairing also include sex? The answers vary according to gender and religious affiliation. … [Read more...]

Dinner and a Movie…And Sex?

Dinner and a movie: it’s a classic combination. But on Valentine’s Day, does this romantic pairing also include sex? The answers vary according to gender and religious affiliation. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Americans Support Minimum Wage Hike

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for a minimum wage increase. Republicans immediately rejected the proposal, but it's actually quite popular. Two-thirds of Americans - and a majority of Republicans - favor raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. … [Read more...]


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