Samantha Holquist

June 13, 2012

[06.13.2012]

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? Amelia’s wonderful vacation in Brazil is over and she will begin doing the Morning Buzz again tomorrow!  Join us at the Center for American Progress’s “Religious Liberty: What It Is and Isn’t” event this Thursday, June 14, from 9am-10:30am. Robert P. Jones, our […]

June 12, 2012

[06.12.2012]

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? Read David McCullough’s commencement speech at Wellesley High School where he gave his students a very important message, “You Are Not Special.” Italy has introduced ice cream for dogs! I know my dog will love this! African American and Gay […]

June 8, 2012

[06.08.2012]

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? Two Siberian tiger cubs abandoned by their mother in Russia have found a new mother in a Shar Pei dog, check out the adorable cubs and their mother. Democratic leaders are making a push to raise the minimum wage, introducing […]

June 7, 2012

[06.07.2012]

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? In case you missed the Venus transit, which happens once every 105 years, here is an amazing video released by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Scott Walker’s victory last night in Wisconsin may be a wake-up call for Democrats in the post-Citizens […]

June 6, 2012

[06.06.2012]

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? Let’s face it, the British really know how to throw a party and the world loves watching them. Here are some pictures from Monday’s star studded Diamond Jubilee concert, which aired last night on ABC. If you’ve ever wondered where to get […]

New PRRI/RNS Poll: Religious Liberty and the Contraception Mandate Debate

[03.15.2012]

In our February Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, we found that a majority (55%) of Americans agree that employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost. Probing deeper into Americans’ feelings on this issue, we asked in our March PRRI/RNS Religious News Survey about what types of employers should be required to provide contraception coverage to their employees at no cost. […]

PRRI Survey used by PolitiFact to Check Political Leader

[03.14.2012]

As the contraception debate rages on, political and religious leaders are relying on surveys to support claims about where the public is on the issue. PRRI’s February Religion and Politics Tracking Poll continues to be used not only to inform the debate but also to fact-check political leaders. A recent PolitiFact article reviewed claims made by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) that most Americans, including himself, agree that the federal mandate for […]

Faith on the Move

[03.09.2012]

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life just released a new report, Faith on the Move, that examines the religious affiliation of international migrants, who are defined as someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one in which he or she was born. Pew’s analysis focuses on seven major religious traditions: Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, adherents of other religions, and […]

March 7, 2012

[03.07.2012]

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? It seems a bit cruel to deny Indiana Jones tenure. Okay – so he doesn’t spend much time in the classroom, he steals the occasional treasured artifact, and he certainly doesn’t publish very much. Then again, why shouldn’t an archaeologist’s […]

December 22, 2011

[12.22.2011]

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? Did you forget to get that special someone a gift? Try cooking them a delicious meal and they may just forget all about it. Click here to check out some great recipes. And for those of you who simply can’t […]

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