Justice & the Courts

With Delayed Grand Jury Ruling, Unrest in Ferguson Continues

[10.08.2014]

Nearly two months have passed since police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death has exacerbated a feeling of injustice among Ferguson residents and the rest of the country, especially among racial minorities. Data from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey suggest that the events in Ferguson mirror Americans’ deep discontent about racial and economic inequality at the national level.

On Brookings’ FixGov | Six Days After Ferguson: America’s Racial Disconnect in One Chart

[09.30.2014]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones discusses how a question from the American Values Survey 2014 about whether black Americans and other minorities receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system vividly captures the strikingly different reactions of white and non-white Americans to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

[03.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the pontiff’s first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the state’s death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don’t see global warming as a threat.

President Obama Appears on Comedy Show to Promote Healthcare.gov

[03.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Colorado’s profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues.

Religious Discrimination Cases at an All-Time High Since 1997

[03.10.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace.

Justice Department Sues Philadelphia School District for Religious Liberty

[03.07.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behavior.

Arizona Conservatives Say They’ll Continue Religious Liberty Fight

[03.03.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the relevance of political science, shifting demographics among those who support same-sex marriage, and the continued effort by Arizona conservatives to fight for religious liberty.

National Media Continues to Cover Findings of PRRI LGBT Survey

[02.28.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers same-sex marriage and LGBT rights changes across the country, as well as efforts in more states to legalize marijuana for legal use.

A Decade of Change on Same-sex Marriage

[02.27.2014]

PRRI’s latest research, the 2014 LGBT Issues and Trends Survey, shows support for same-sex marriage jumped 21 percentage points from 2003 – when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage – to 2013. Currently, a majority (53 percent) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 41 percent who oppose. In 2003, less than one-third (32 percent) of Americans supported allowing gays and […]

The Morning Buzz: #LGBT10 Edition

[02.27.2014]

Today’s Buzz highlights the great coverage of PRRI’s latest report, as well as a series of news stories related to LGBT rights!