Catholics

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

[03.26.2014]

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

A Year in the Life of Pope Francis I

[03.13.2014]

Today marks one year since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church. Here’s a look back at some of Pope Francis’s most memorable moments during his first year in the Vatican.

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Same-sex Civil Unions

[03.06.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new magazine about Pope Francis, along with the pontiff’s remarks that the Catholic Church may be able to support same-sex civil unions and a look at why Millennials are leaving religion.

Could the Catholic Church Support Same-sex Civil Unions?

[03.05.2014]

Pope Francis has indicated that while the Catholic Church continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Church may be able to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. In America, the pontiff’s comments are likely to be welcomed by Catholics, as majorities of both white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (56 percent) support legalizing same-sex marriage.

Survey Finds Some Americans Support Same-sex Marriage, Believe Same-gender Sex is Immoral

[03.04.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers GOP efforts to overhaul federal social programs, new research finding states with more atheists boast greater entrepreneurial activity, and Democrats’ efforts to reach out to white working-class men.

Arizona Senate Passes Controversial Religious Liberty Bill

[02.24.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers PRRI’s latest survey release, a new religious liberty bill making waves in Arizona, and the American cities with the widest income gaps between rich and poor residents.

Closed Door Meetings in Vatican City to Address Crucial Issues Facing the Catholic Church

[02.20.2014]

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? U–S–A! U–S–A! With a final score of 5-2 over the Czech Republic, the U.S. Men’s Hockey team won the quarterfinal round at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The team now advances to the semifinals, which will be played against our […]

PRRI’s Dr. Robert Jones Discusses Surprising Findings from Global Catholic Poll on NPR’s Interfaith Voices

[02.17.2014]

On Sunday, Dr. Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, appeared on NPR’s Interfaith Voices to discuss with host Maureen Fiedler the findings of a recent Univision poll that finds a large divide between Catholics around the world and the Vatican when it comes to social issues. Listen to their conversation about the numbers on same-sex marriage, contraception and abortion, the role of women in the church, and Pope Francis here.

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day Due to Weather

[02.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a divide among Catholic bishops on LGBT rights, new numbers on Obamacare enrollees, and some facts and figures on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

President Obama Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Workers

[02.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a raise in the federal minimum wage, a new survey on Catholics in America and around the world, and controversy over the way Bob Jones University has handled cases of sexual assault.