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 Friday – it’s almost Thanksgiving, and the New York Times food section is going all out. Check out their wealth of food-related wisdom (and my favorite, food slideshows!) here.
At Krista Tippett’s “On Being” radio show, Huffington Post Religion editor Paul Raushenbush discusses his work with religion and technology as well as the legacy of the social gospel. Definitely worth a listen!
“The Response,” the Christian prayer event headlined by Rick Perry in August, is fanning out into early primary states, according to Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches. Although the events are not explicitly connected to Perry, it’s hard not to associate Perry with them. Another reason, perhaps, for Perry and his supporters to heed Dr. Jones’ caution about overusing sectarian rhetoric.
At the Opinionator, more ruminations on how much Americans should care about their president’s religion. Just as a reminder, Americans do care quite a lot about whether their president is religious – and many also want their candidate to share their specific faith.
The Washington Post’s Lisa Miller discusses the devil and other supernatural phenomena that are integral parts of some Americans’ religious beliefs. They’re not the majority, but a solid 38% of Americans believe earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters are a sign from God.
A group of millionaires visited Capitol Hill to ask Congress to tax them more heavily. PRRI’s latest survey shows that 7-in-10 (68%) of Americans say that in order to reduce the deficit, it’s fair to ask wealthier Americans to pay a greater percentage in taxes.
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