In today’s Buzz, your cat pictures could be compromising your privacy, why Pope Francis is obsessed with the Mafia, a book designer creates a controversial new version of the Bible, appellate courts offer conflicting rulings about the Affordable Care Act, and LGBT groups begin to change Christian colleges.
PRRI is back in the news, this time appearing in a story in The Economist, which questions whether the shift in support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. poses an existential problem for religious denominations that currently oppose it.
Today’s Buzz covers Pope Francis’s denouncement of legalizing recreational drugs, how Americans spend their time, the most conservative and liberal cities in each state, Americans believe poverty is caused by circumstances beyond an individual’s control, U.S. falls short on paid maternity leave, Obama asked to squash DOJ memo allowing faith-based organizations to hire and fire employees based on religious beliefs.
Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.
Today’s Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists.
What do Americans currently want from immigration reform? PRRI’s latest Graphic of the Week highlights consistent majority support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.
Today’s Buzz covers Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban overturned by a federal judge, the Catholic Benefits Association granted temporary injection from adhering to ACA’s contraception mandate, Texas Republican Party approves reparative therapy as new platform, Sister Cristina wins The Voice.
Today’s Buzz covers the SCOTUS decision on prayer at public meetings, the challenge for Democrats with unmarried women voters in the midterm election, trust in public institutions declining, first openly gay Episcopalian bishop is divorcing his husband, best places for single moms to live, and a new blog post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera.
Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship.