The Religious Roots of New England’s Support for Gay Marriage

[04.26.2013]

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?

The Obamas have a smart plan for nipping their daughters’ tattoo aspirations in the bud. If they want one, Sasha and Malia might have to resort to these measures to avoid public embarrassment.

Will the Boston bombings change views about Muslims and immigration reform? At Figuring Faith, Dr. Robert P. Jones offers a view from the data.

At the New York Times, two op-ed contributors argue that the radicalization of young Muslims does not happen in mosques.

Some of the supporters of the new immigration reform bill may surprise you. But then again, maybe not, considering that majorities of all political and religious groups favor a path to citizenship with certain requirements.

If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?

Black pastors launched a campaign against gun violence, calling it “both a sin and a public health crisis.” Last January, 7-in-10 (70%) minority Protestants favored stricter gun control laws.

Paddling is back in vogue in the elementary schools of Marion County, Florida – but only once a semester.

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