How generational differences are dividing Christians in the pews on issues like marijuana.
In a new column for Religion & Politics, I sketch the generational differences that divided Christians on the morality and legalization of marijuana use.
The governor of Maryland signed a law abolishing the death penalty in the state last week. Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether convicted murderers should receive the death penalty or life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee takes to the pages of the New York Times to explain why he supports his state’s Marriage Equality Act. With the passage of this new legislation, New England has become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states have legalized gay marriage.
The FDA’s recent decision to lower the age of access for emergency contraception to 15 exposes a tipping point in Americans’ – especially Democrats’ – perspectives on contraceptive use for teens.
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 question, of course, for this gentleman is: why Pink Floyd? Four years ago, a popular mayor from a West Texas town left for Mexico because his partner, a man, was an undocumented immigrant. Many Americans agree that immigrants should… more
A new survey shows that American Muslims feel more at ease in contemporary Western pluralistic societies than their co-religionists in other parts of the world.
A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal.
By refusing to hear a case on Alabama’s immigration law and letting the lower court decision stand, the Supreme Court’s decision more closely aligns with public preferences for federally-based solutions to immigration.
NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay yesterday, making him the first active openly gay athlete in professional sports. More than one-third of Americans say that more gay and lesbian people coming out is a good thing for society, nearly half say it makes no difference, and less than 1-in-5 say it is a bad thing for society.