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?
I never thought of the Belgians as a particularly litigious people. Apparently, I was wrong.
Attacks against Muslims in the U.S. spiked during the holy month of Ramadan, which ended this weekend. Only 14% of Americans report that they know a lot about the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims.
Latinos in swing states like North Carolina could help propel Barack Obama to a second term. The challenge, however, may be making sure that Latinos are actually registered to vote. Earlier this summer, PRRI found that Latino Americans – especially younger Latinos – are significantly less likely than other groups to be registered.
The University of Colorado announced that it will set aside housing for students who wish to carry concealed weapons, after the state Supreme Court ruled that the university could not ban students who held permits for concealed weapons from bringing the weapons on campus. Only 21% of Americans believe that people should be able to bring concealed guns onto college campuses.
Conservatives are pointing to the recent shooting at the Family Research Council’s Washington, DC headquarters as one more instance of a national “war on religion.”
A plea for politicians to take real vacations.
Paul Ryan loves Rage Against the Machine. It is, however, unrequited.