Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz | Trump Reaches 1,237 Delegates

[05.27.2016]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? A tongue-in-cheek cure for Islamophobia. Donald Trump reached the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination Thursday, plus one. What’s more, a new PAC, accurately named the Amish PAC, is promoting a pro-Republican message to the country’s Amish population. Republican […]

Morning Buzz | Trump’s All-White Nostalgic Movement

[05.26.2016]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? Why it’s so difficult to accurately estimate how many Americans identify as LGBT. Some religious news from across the pond: there’s been a huge jump in the percent of England and Wales residents who don’t identify with any religion, from […]

Morning Buzz | New Study Breaks Partisan Stereotypes

[05.25.2016]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s daily 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? Sixty percent of the public is older than I am, according to this cool interactive chart featured in The Washington Post. Put away your flannel and hatchets, fellas: the “manly man” is on the decline. A YouGov study reveals that […]

Morning Buzz | Freddie Gray Police Officer Acquitted

[05.24.2016]

In today’s buzz, Trump supporters’ anxieties, Republicans change their position on LGBT laws, and the National Cathedral hires a new dean.

Morning Buzz | Pope: Rich Who Exploit Poor Are “Bloodsuckers”

[05.23.2016]

In today’s buzz, Congress restricts use of Confederate flags in national cemeteries, plus Trump’s uphill battle with white evangelical women.

Morning Buzz | UMC Tables Talk of LGBT Issues

[05.20.2016]

In today’s buzz, one Texas pastor’s stance on Islam, and how public school students feel about the Obama administration’s policy on transgender students and bathroom rights.

Morning Buzz | The Women Who Support Trump

[05.19.2016]

In today’s buzz, those drawn to Trump’s hyper masculinity, the one issue that could upend Clinton, and a peace protest in Holy Islamberg, NY.

Morning Buzz | “Talbot Boys” Reinvigorates Confederacy Memorial Debate

[05.18.2016]

In today’s buzz, one Republican mayor becomes a climate change believer, and how Facebook may encourage cafeteria religion.

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Decides Not to Rule on Obamacare Contraceptive Case

[05.17.2016]

In today’s buzz, the Jewish groups supporting President Obama’s transgender bathroom policies, and Pfizer pulls out of lethal injection market.

Morning Buzz | Obama: Public Schools Should Allow Transgender Students to Use Bathrooms That Match Their Identity

[05.16.2016]

In today’s buzz, how “The Trump Movement” was formed, and conflicting reports over Pope Francis’ remarks on women deacons.