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 I understand this survey correctly, most Americans see eating healthily on par with downloading TurboTax, staring helplessly at the screen, hunting under the couch for that form you know you had a minute ago, and riffling fruitlessly through your “files” to find the receipt from the charity you donated to eight months ago. Right?
According to Gallup’s freshly released poll, Americans believe that divorce is more morally acceptable than wearing fur, which is in turn more morally acceptable than having a baby outside of marriage, which is in turn more morally acceptable than suicide. Check out the whole chart here – it’s quite thought-provoking.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that 59% of African Americans say they support same-sex marriage, up from an average of 41% in polls leading up to Obama’s announcement of his new position on the matter. It’s a statistically significant change, but the researchers are tentative about the finding because of the small sample of black voters. For more on black Americans’ perspectives on same-sex marriage, check out our blog.
Ramadan coincides with the London Olympics this year, which means that Muslim athletes may have to make tough choices about whether to postpone their fasts.
Was Obama’s 2008 campaign really as positive as some would have you believe?
Richard Grenell, a gay Republican foreign policy strategist who was ousted from the Romney campaign earlier this month, argues that prejudice against gay conservatives comes from the left and the right.
What do black Mormons think about the election, anyway? (Thanks to Arnie for sending this in!)