Abortion & Reproductive Issues
A new government report found that teen birth rates have declined substantially among Hispanic Americans over the past five years. A majority of Hispanic Americans agree that birth control should be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental consent.
Pablo Pantoja, the RNC’s State Director of Florida Outreach, wrote an open letter announcing that he is switching his political allegiances to the Democrats in the wake of the Heritage Foundation’s recent report on immigration reform, co-authored by a researcher who had previously suggested that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs.
A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America.
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
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? Don’t text and drive, and certainly don’t text and fly a helicopter. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics explores the frequency and nature of pre-marital cohabitation. At IslamiCommentary Dr. Robert P. Jones discusses American attitudes toward Islam. Americans… more
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? Next time you get a latte, try not to be disappointed, it probably won’t live up to this. This weekend, for the first time, a woman lead the closing prayer at a major Mormon conference. Although most (82%) Americans report… more
The Wall Street Journal chronicles the ever-increasing polarization among the states on the issue of abortion. A majority of Americans say that laws about abortion should be decided at the national level.
As the first Pope from the region that currently includes a plurality of the world’s Catholic population, Pope Francis I’s election signals the importance of Latin America to the Church. Francis’ election may also help rekindle Catholicism among those in the U.S. with roots in Latin America: the Hispanic population.
A new poll from the Atlantic shows, puzzlingly, that 9-in-10 Americans say they are in good health. Meanwhile, 4-in-10 Americans who visit medical/health websites use them for self-diagnosis.