Environment

Republicans Three Times as Likely to Repudiate Climate Change as Democrats

[05.27.2015]

PRRI’s Religion, Values, and Climate Change Survey finds stark political and religious divides on views about climate change.

White, Hispanic Catholics Disagree on Issue of Climate Change

[04.28.2015]

PRRI finds an ideological divide among white and Hispanic Catholics on issues related to the existence, cause, and severity of climate change.

Morning Buzz | New Report: Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation

[04.22.2015]

In today’s buzz, the divide between principles, practice in support for environmental protection, plus a majority says Boston bomber should face death penalty.

On Earth Day, Americans Support Principle of Environmental Protection, but Divided over Policy

[04.22.2015]

Although PRRI’s surveys find that Americans agree on the idea of protecting the earth, they are less supportive of and more divided on laws that would do so.

In the New York Times | “Riveting Session” on Climate Change at AAR

[12.08.2014]

In an article featuring American Academy of Religion (AAR) President Laurie Zoloth, the New York Times highlighted the release of PRRI’s climate change report.

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

[09.02.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

[08.08.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

[08.01.2014]

In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.