June, 2012

Religious Americans’ Perspectives on Same-sex Marriage

[06.30.2012]

As PRRI observed in a research note earlier this year, in 2011, majorities of most religious groups favored allowing gay and lesbian couple to marry legally, illustrating that the old narrative of battle lines between secular supporters and religious opponents no longer serves as an accurate characterization of the landscape of the same-sex marriage debate. Support is strongest among Jews (76%), the unaffiliated (72%), and non-Christian religiously affiliated Americans (63%), a group […]

June 29, 2012

[06.29.2012]

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?  For the past 24 hours, anyone trying to write about anything but health care reform has been hard pressed to get a word in edgewise. I hope none of you are sick of rehashing the decision, because today’s Buzz is […]

Could the Health Care Ruling Reinvigorate the Tea Party?

[06.28.2012]

Opposition to President Obama’s health care reform law has been the heart and soul of many Tea Party activities since the law’s passage in 2010, so it’s unsurprising to see that so many Tea Party members favor action by the Supreme Court to overturn the law. After all, as this graph shows, no group was more supportive of the Supreme Court overturning the health care law than members of the […]

June 28, 2012

[06.28.2012]

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? Before you read anything else today, know that America has spoken on the most important issue of our time: which presidential candidate would be better suited to handle an alien invasion. Political junkies are on tenterhooks, waiting for the Supreme […]

Who Are the “Teavangelicals”?

[06.27.2012]

Earlier today, I opened a panel on “The Teavangelicals: Who They Are and Why They Are Important,” hosted by Zondervan and the Huffington Post, with some survey data on who exactly the “Teavangelicals” are. I pointed out that about 1-in-10 (11%) Americans say they identify with the Tea Party movement. Among those who identify as members of the Tea Party, 47% also say they consider themselves part of the Religious Right […]

Fortnight of Facts: Catholics Generally Support the Contraception Coverage Requirements

[06.27.2012]

American’s views about whether religiously affiliated employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception differ significantly depending on the type of organization in question. While more than 6-in-10 Americans believe that publicly held corporations should abide by this requirement, a slim majority (52%) say that religiously affiliated social service agencies should also be required to provide this type of coverage. Only about 4-in-10 […]

June 27, 2012

[06.27.2012]

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? Apparently, some oenophiles are not as discerning as they would like to think: a new marketing survey revealed that participants not only like wines with fancy-sounding names better, they’re willing to shell out more for them.  A good old-fashioned generation […]

June 26, 2012

[06.26.2012]

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? After the success of “Sherlock,” a TV show about a modern-day Sherlock Holmes (complete with nicotine patches instead of his signature pipe), I’m more inclined to entertain shows and movies that reboot classic tales to the present day. But – […]

Fortnight of Facts: What’s Threatening Religious Liberty?

[06.25.2012]

In the March PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, respondents who said that they believed religious liberty was under attack in the U.S. today were given the opportunity to explain, in their own words, what they understood this threat to be. Notably, only 6 percent mentioned the recent debate around the contraception coverage mandate. The most frequently mentioned reasons are the removal or God and religion from the public square (23%), government interference in […]

June 25, 2012

[06.25.2012]

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? On a hot, lazy afternoon, have you ever wanted to share a bottle of beer with your dog? Well, now you can (although it doesn’t seem like the brew is particularly delicious for humans). As we continue to wait for […]

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