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? Skinned rats are art and ashes are haute cuisine? High culture is starting to feel a bit Paleolithic to me.
An official in the Democratic Party says that support for same-sex marriage is set to be included in the official party platform adopted at this year’s convention. Two-thirds of Democrats favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.
A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll reveals that 7-in-10 Americans say that “morals and principles” keep them from behaving badly – compared to fewer than 1-in-5 who said the same of “religion.” Incidentally, the poll also found that only 52% of American college graduates know that there are nine justices on the Supreme Court.
Clark University’s study of “emerging adulthood,” the trendy new term for young adults who are postponing traditional milestones of adulthood like settled careers, marriage and parenthood, shows that Millennials are anxious about the future, but optimistic. They also (as we found back in April) spend a lot of time talking to their parents.
A new Bible Museum, which will showcase tens of thousands of biblical artifacts, has a home in Washington, DC.
According to an analysis by the Huffington Post, “dark money” accounts for at least half of the independent group funds spent during the 2012 election cycle.