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? If you want to scare (or anger) your friends who remain loyal to Google Plus, send them this ecard.
Did Herman Cain “flip-flop-flip” on abortion? Does he sound “vaguely pro-choice,” despite his recent insistence that he is “100% pro-life”? Or is it possible that he, like many Americans, is both pro-choice and pro-life?
At Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg argues that it shouldn’t matter whether or not Mitt Romney is Christian – either way, he still deserves to run for president. According a recent PRRI survey, despite perceived religious differences, Mormons are viewed favorably by two-thirds (67%) of the public. Meanwhile, Jon Huntsman predicts that if he (or, presumably, Mitt Romney) wins the presidency, Mormonism will go “mainstream.”
A new poll from Democracy Corps finds that nearly 60% of voters give Wall Street a negative rating, while nearly 80% are unhappy with the economy. For more on Occupy Wall Street and Americans’ perspectives on religion and the economy, see our recent blog posts.
Do evangelicals have a soft spot for Woody Allen? I’m still shaking my head that Woody Allen and Billy Graham were ever in the same room. Talk about spooky.
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