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?
One can only hope that in the future, bowtie-clad kangaroo butlers will be serving us dinner.
A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council’s main office in Washington, DC, only to be subdued by the injured security guard. For more on Americans’ perspectives on mass shootings and gun control, check out our new survey.
The Department of Health and Human Services will be partnering with major pharmacies to promote the benefits of the health care reform law for seniors. Just before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, a plurality (45%) of seniors opposed the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare.
The one place where Democrats and Republicans can agree: their mutual hatred of Congress.
Sociologist Robert Putnam says that his research is being “twisted” by scholars who filed a brief to support the petitioners in a case against the University of Texas, Austin. The petitioners are challenging the university’s race-based admissions policies. Putnam is supporting the university.
A new survey from the Barna Group, a Christian research organization, explores religious women’s perspectives on their roles within their churches. According to the survey, more than three-quarters of women (78%) disagree that the Bible prohibits them from being leaders in the church.
The Obama and Romney campaigns may be using social media, but their tweets and Facebook postings aren’t very social, at least according to a new study from the Pew Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.