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? Finally, an attack ad we can all identify with – who doesn’t think America’s decline will be brought about by driverless cars?
Today, young illegal immigrants will begin submitting applications for temporary reprieve from deportation under a new Obama administration policy. The policy does not go as far as the DREAM Act would, although a majority of Americans support its basic tenets.
A new CNN poll finds that according to voters, presidential debates are a more important factor in their vote for president than the choice of a vice presidential candidate. The real question, though, is what people think of the vice presidential debate. (VP fun fact, courtesy of the New York Times: Paul Ryan is an enthusiastic “noodler,” or catfish fisherman.)
Speaking of vice presidents, it’s fairly remarkable that a Mormon and a Catholic are running on the same ticket, given the historic tensions between the two groups. Mormon church leaders have not always had nice things to say about the Catholic Church, and vice versa.
The Walt Disney Company is being sued over allegations that a Muslim woman was harassed and unfairly fired after she refused to remove her headscarf.
Nellie Gray, the founder of the “March for Life,” died yesterday at the age of 86. Gray was, according to Fox News, a lawyer and former federal employee who devoted herself full-time to the anti-abortion movement after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Last summer, we found that two-thirds (66%) of Americans describe themselves as “pro-life,” while 70% say “pro-choice” describes them well.