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? Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the Ikea catalog? Well, I hadn’t either, but this short film has less lingonberry jam and more angst than I would expect of a stint inside the Ikea universe. It’s also clear that the characters in the movie never had to put together an Ikea bookcase – otherwise, they would certainly not look so happy.
Pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen is developing a reality show, with the help of the producer of “Survivor.” The show will, apparently, feature Osteen and members of his congregation performing service work for “places in need.”
Ross Douthat’s latest offering for the New York Times shows that, as Dr. Robert P. Jones wrote a few weeks ago, Jon Huntsman may have doomed himself among the current Republican party faithful with his strong stances on evolution and climate change.
A new poll from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that 35 percent of adult illegal immigrants have lived in the U.S. for 15 years or more, and just under half (46%) of all these illegal immigrant adults are parents of minor children. For more on Americans’ perspectives on immigration reform, check out our recent report.
On Wednesday night, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched outside an Obama fundraiser, carrying signs that declared, “Obama is a corporate puppet.” Read more about OWS’ demographic profile and why it might be difficult for Democrats to harness the movement’s energy in the 2012 election at our blog, or take a look at our latest research note.
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