Today’s Buzz reports on the chummy relationship between evangelical Protestants and the Catholic Church, North Dakota’s abortion ban overturned, the drop in the number of immigration court-ordered deportations, re-evaluating Civil War casualties, a GIF of the economic recession, and Americans’ beliefs about the resurrection of Jesus.
In today’s Buzz — NYC Police Commissioner shuts down the squad collecting surveillance on Muslims, women’s lack of advancement in the workplace pinned to confidence levels, Hobby Lobby president designs Bible curriculum, Senator McCaskill focuses on overhauling sexual assault policies and colleges and universities, what happened to ideological moderates in Congress?, the endurance of abortion as a politically potent issue.
In The Atlantic, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones explores the surprising alliance between Protestant evangelicals and Catholic bishops[04.17.2014]
Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope’s call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven.
Last Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, conservative activist and chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed said Millennials (Americans ages 18 to 33) are “more pro-life than Baby Boomers and older Americans.” Political columnist Ron Fournier with National Journal quickly disagreed, arguing Millennials are equally pro-life as older Americans. After the broadcast, PunditFact endeavored to set the record straight and relies on PRRI data to do so.
A full 87 percent of Catholics polled report Pope Francis is doing an excellent or a good job as pontiff. However, respondents disagree with Catholic doctrine on some social issues. For instance, a majority (65 percent) say abortion should be allowed in some or all cases, and more than three-quarters (78 percent) support the use of contraception.
Today’s Buzz covers Facebook’s 10th anniversary, a drop in the number of abortions in the United States, and what could be the end of American exceptionalism.
Today’s Buzz covers the anniversary of the 24th Amendment, the growing Charismatic Catholic movement among Latino Americans, and the most “Bible-minded” cities in the country!
Today’s Buzz covers the March for Life in Washington, new methods of capital punishment in America, and a look at who’ll be tuning in to watch the Super Bowl!
Thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington today for the annual March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life rally that in 2014 marks 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision to lift restrictions on abortion. Public opinion on abortion has remained relatively stable during the past several years. In 2013, PRRI found Americans who believe abortion should be illegal in all or most cases are outnumbered by those who say it should be legal, 42 percent to 54 percent. And today, advocates for making abortion illegal are re-vamping their efforts to recruit and mobilize young people to carry on the cause. But how does the profile of younger Americans who oppose abortion compare with that of their older counterparts?
Today’s Buzz covers state leaders’ stances on abortion, Christian martyrdom around the world, and physician-assisted suicide.