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? Why yes, I would like to live on a floating island utopia parked off the coast of San Francisco, free from all government oversight. Even pirates can’t ruin that dream.
A new survey reveals that both Obama and Romney are out of step with voters on defense spending. After respondents were told about size of the budget, and shown expert arguments for and against spending cuts, two-thirds of Republicans and nine in 10 Democrats supported making immediate cuts. Needless to say, this is not the prevailing wisdom in Washington.
In this week’s Room for Debate: should churches get tax breaks?
A new survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts reveals that Americans in the northeast have more economic mobility, according to NPR. Americans overall remain divided over whether the American Dream, which relies on the concept of economic mobility, still holds true.
Puzzlingly, one in six Americans still think Obama’s a Muslim.
The furor can end: Michele Bachmann is, once again, as American as apple pie.
We’re polling for 2016 already? Seriously?