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?
What ensues when liberal TV personality Stephen Colbert and Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan get together with an intimate crowd of 3,000 to talk about faith and humor? Jokes about celibacy.
A video that allegedly captures Mitt Romney espousing some controversial views about a large segment of the population surfaced yesterday. Romney purportedly said that Obama’s supporters were “entitled,” and too dependent on the government, with a false self-perception of themselves as victims.
According to Jonathan Merritt, Romney’s “evangelical problem” is, at this point, just a myth.
One SuperPAC is betting on Romney in two states where the Romney campaign has not devoted many resources.
At the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, over 100 protesters were arrested.
One rabbi welcomed cell phones into his synagogue for High Holiday services this year. This is fairly unusual for religious communities in the U.S.: roughly 1-in-10 (11%) Americans say they have posted status updates on their Facebook page or other social networking site about being in religious services.