Death Penalty

Morning Buzz | Barack-etology Unlikely to Win Office Pools

[03.20.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz reports on the effectiveness of online ads, the connection between health and social determinants, and the sixth annual Barack-etology.

Washington State Governor Issues Moratorium on Death Penalty

[02.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state, the historically inaccurate inclusion of camels in Genesis, and new efforts to address economic inequality.

Maryland Senate Votes to Repeal the Death Penalty

[03.07.2013]

The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the death penalty yesterday. The bill will now progress to the House of Delegates. Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether people who are convicted of murder should receive the death penalty, or life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall in New York City

[02.11.2013]

New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.

Is Sports Fandom Like Religion?

[01.30.2013]

Is sports fandom like religion? Our new survey finds that Americans say religion is significantly more important to their lives than their fan affiliation, but they are about as likely to watch sports each week as they are to attend religious services.

Return of the Jedi?

[12.13.2012]

According to the British Census, the “Jedi” religion is the seventh most popular faith in Britain.

Will California Voters Outlaw the Death Penalty?

[10.29.2012]

California voters are at the center of one particularly heated debate: on November 6, they will have the opportunity to decide whether the death penalty should be abolished in their state, after being restored three decades ago.

May 16, 2012

[05.16.2012]

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? Care to join me for a drink at the bottom of the sea? I hear the floor of the Baltic is lovely this time of year… An investigation from Columbia Law School alleges that Texas put an innocent man to death back […]

December 16, 2011

[12.16.2011]

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? I don’t like to generalize, but this could well be the worst attempt at a romantic gesture that I have ever seen. We released our December Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, which points to Romney’s perennial challenge: how can he […]

November 1, 2011

[11.01.2011]

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? According to a DC chef, mallowcremes may be seasonal, but pig ears and duck hearts aren’t just Halloween oddities. He’s one of the handful of American chefs who are trying to bring “variety meats,” or offal, back onto Americans’ plates. […]

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