Affiliated scholar and PRRI board member Dr. Melissa Deckman discusses the gender gap in libertarianism today.
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?
Just think, before we had the Internet, nobody who is alive today would know what it’s like to be insulted by Martin Luther.
Is sports fandom like religion? Our new survey finds that Americans say religion is significantly more important to their lives than their fan affiliation, but they are about as likely to watch sports each week as they are to attend religious services.
A Texas state judge postponed the execution of Kimberly McCarthy to allow defense attorneys more time to build an appeal focused on whether her predominately white jury was improperly selected on the basis of race. Americans are divided on whether people convicted of murder should receive the death penalty or life in prison.
Last weekend, secular leaders gathered to discuss the most important issues facing the religiously unaffiliated today. At our blog, Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera argues that shared political beliefs will help unite this growing group, despite its diversity of religious beliefs.
Yesterday, President Obama praised a bipartisan group of senators who proposed immigration reform legislation, saying that Congress should act soon to create a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. today.
Meanwhile, can Obama mobilize the grassroots enthusiasm that brought him to the White House to prod Congress into action on issues like gun control, immigration reform, and climate change legislation?
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