January, 2012

January 31, 2012

[01.31.2012]

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? Yet more proof that you should never, ever make jokes on Twitter. Ever. The sad story of two British tourists detained at LAX for making the wrong cultural reference is here. Today, Florida’s GOP voters head to the polls. The […]

Religion and the American Presidency

[01.30.2012]

PRRI Religion and American Presidency Event If you missed today’s event on “Religion and the American Presidency,” hosted by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America and featuring a panel of leading scholars, you can listen to it by following the link above. The event kicked off the release of a new book, Religion and the American Presidency, which situates the current election […]

January 30, 2012

[01.30.2012]

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? So I know Super Bowl ads are supposed to be kind of silly and expensive and whatnot, but this? Seriously? Is nothing sacred? Also, an equally important question: how much is Matthew Broderick getting paid to go along with this? […]

Beyond Secular vs. Religious: Religious Divides in Support for Same-sex Marriage

[01.27.2012]

Five religious groups favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, compared to three groups who are opposed.

January 27, 2012

[01.27.2012]

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? I would hardly think that Starbucks needs to grow its business (although I do live in the city with the most Starbucks per capita, so I am exposed to an unusual surfeit of mediocre coffee), but its corporate honchos seem […]

The State of the Union, By the Numbers

[01.26.2012]

In his State of the Union address, one of the last opportunities for President Barack Obama to address a large segment of the American public before they go to the polls in November, Obama dedicated almost all of his time to a subject that divides the country: the American Dream. Declaring that the “defining issue of our time” is how to keep the promise of the American Dream alive, he […]

January 26, 2012

[01.26.2012]

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’re planning to go out with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, these numbers from Zagat might make you reconsider: surveyed diners plan to shell out $147 on their table for two, compared to the $43.46 tab on an […]

God & Politics: Examining Religion in the 2012 Election

[01.25.2012]

If you couldn’t make it to “God and Politics: Examining Religion in the 2012 Election,” an engaging and informative discussion by a panel of experts (including myself) about the role that religion is playing in the 2012 election, and the many directions that this powerful force could shift the campaign cycle, you’re in luck. A video of the event is available at the Center for American Progress website, as well […]

January 25, 2012

[01.25.2012]

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 was up with the cake that got Scout drunk in To Kill a Mockingbird? Well, to be honest, I had forgotten about the cake too, but this infographic from the America’s Test Kitchen blog will introduce you […]

SuperPACs Could Take Negative Campaigning to Unprecedented Levels

[01.24.2012]

In last night’s Republican debate, tensions were running high between the two front-runners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, as Romney adopted a more pugnacious style. Romney shifted his focus away from Obama and went after Gingrich with guns ablazin’, calling him an “influence peddler” and a “disgrace.” Romney and Gingrich have been trading jabs, in the debates and in television ads through the first three primary states, since the campaign […]