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?
Today, the Olympics may seem exciting, but imagine what they must have been like when they were the “Woodstock of antiquity,” complete with fire-eaters, prostitutes, and animal sacrifices. Today, the most daring Olympics-related query we can muster is this.
Do you tweet in church? Most Americans don’t. Learn more about the intersection between religion and technology (or lack thereof) in our new survey.
Tea Party darling Ted Cruz swept from outsider to shoo-in after defeating the Republican establishment candidate in a run-off election for a Texas U.S. Senate seat.
A new study shows that the high birthrate among Hispanic Americans in Arizona could turn the state’s demographics on their head. That said, it may not have a significant political impact in the near term, given that only 52% of Hispanic Americans say they are currently registered to vote.
Just in time for the contraceptive mandate to go into effect (officially, at least), the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that Catholics generally agree with U.S. bishops’ “concerns about restrictions on religious liberty.” However, when asked specifically asked about Catholics’ perspectives on the contraception mandate, our own surveys have shown strong support for the Obama administration’s policy.