May 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? Do you, dear Morning Buzz readers, think the trees in Michigan are the right height? Less than half of Michigan voters believe they are, at least according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling. (Fifty-five percent of Michigan voters had no idea what to make of the question).

Student loans are bad enough when you have a degree. But what about the people who drop out of college, but remain saddled with debt?

At Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones sheds light on the difficulty of capturing Americans’ opinion on abortion when they are only asked to identify as “pro-choice” or “pro-life.”

One Notre Dame alum is in a serious pickle, thanks to the university’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate. For more on Catholics’ perspectives on the debate, check out our blog.

A Washington Post/ABC News survey released last week shows that Romney holds a significant advantage over Obama when it comes to financially struggling white voters, a key demographic when November rolls around.

This is what you should do the next time you find a stranger’s laptop bag in a Manhattan cab in the wee hours of the morning.

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