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 celebrate Guy Fawkes’ Day on Saturday (November 5)? Turns out Fawkes’ story gets just a teeny bit romanticized – his struggle was all about English religious conflict in the early seventeenth century. Shockingly, V for Vendetta does not seem to be an accurate source of information about Fawkes’ life.
You’re invited to the release of our 2011 American Values Survey, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30 pm at Georgetown University. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Despite the fact that it looks like the controversy over sexual harassment allegations isn’t going to go away anytime soon, Republicans still seem to love Herman Cain. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released last Friday, 7 in 10 Republicans say that the allegations don’t matter.
Catholic leaders, recalling anti-Catholic bias in political campaigns of yore, spoke out against characterizations of Mormonism as a “cult.” For more on Americans’ attitudes on Muslim Americans and Mormons, take a look our recent report.
More mosques are cropping up in the Chicago area – and the younger generation of Muslim-Americans is galvanizing the growth. Fifty-one percent of Americans say they’d be comfortable with a mosque being built near their home, compared to 46% who reported that they would be uncomfortable.
According to a new poll from the Spectrem Group, Warren Buffett isn’t the only millionaire who wants taxes on the rich. The poll found that 68% of millionaires (those with investments of $1 million or more) support raising taxes on those with $1 million or more in income. In the 2010 American Values Survey, PRRI found that 56% of Americans believe that people who make more than $1 million a year pay too little in taxes. And of course, if you want to learn more about what Americans think this year about economic values, stay tuned until the 2011 American Values Survey is released tomorrow!
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