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? Scientists believe that this bioengineered jellyfish could literally mend broken hearts.
A new poll indicates that President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s background at Bain Capital aren’t working particularly well. Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said that Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years.
A Gingko balboa tree in New Jersey has attracted unexpected celebrity after believers claimed that they saw Our Lady of Guadalupe in one of its trunk’s knots.
The 2010 U.S. Congregational Membership Report shows an interesting shift, away from traditional mainline Christian denominations and toward nondenominational churches. It also shows a sizeable drop in religious affiliation across the board. In the same vein, striking numbers of younger Millennials (age 18-24) report that they are no longer affiliated with the religion of their childhood. (Thanks to Marzy for sending this in!)
Your feel-good moment of the day: two altruistic concertgoers help one country music fan see his favorite musician play.